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.
More example sentences
- 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.
Definition of high-density lipoprotein in:
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