Definition of high-density lipoprotein in English:

high-density lipoprotein

Syllabification: high-den·si·ty li·po·pro·tein
(abbreviation: HDL)


  • A lipoprotein that removes cholesterol from the blood and is associated with a reduced risk of atherosclerosis and heart disease. Compare with low-density lipoprotein.
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    • Levels of triglycerides, high-density lipoprotein cholesterol and blood pressure were adjusted for age and sex.
    • The beneficial effects of estrogen include lower low-density lipoprotein cholesterol levels and higher high-density lipoprotein cholesterol levels.
    • Indeed, a decrease in body weight is associated with improved blood triglycerides and high-density lipoprotein cholesterol (HDL-C) levels.

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