noun[mass noun] Biochemistry
A class of lipoproteins of relatively low density, the main function of which is to transport cholesterol to the tissues.
- Doctors currently measure blood concentrations of two forms of cholesterol, high-density and low-density lipoprotein (HDL and LDL), to assess risk of heart disease.
- Not surprisingly, the responders also showed a significant reduction in serum levels of total cholesterol, low-density lipoprotein cholesterol and phospholipid after four weeks.
- Conventional lipid-lowering treatments are underused in patients with diabetes because blood levels of cholesterol and low-density lipoprotein cholesterol tend to be within normal ranges.
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