low-density lipoprotein


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low-density lipoprotein

[¦lō ‚den·səd·ē ‚lī·pō′prō‚tēn]
(biochemistry)
A lipoprotein containing more lipids than protein that transports cholesterol from the liver to various tissues throughout the body. Abbreviated LDL.
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Comparison of a novel method vs the Friedewald equation for estimating low-density lipoprotein cholesterol levels from the standard lipid profile.
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Continued inactivity resulted in significant increases in low-density lipoprotein (LDL) particle number, small dense LDL, and LDL-cholesterol.
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Contrary to the accepted hypothesis positing downregulation of low-density lipoprotein receptor (LDLR) in humans, expression of the human APOE4 isoform combined with increased LDLR was harmful in genetically modified mice when red a high-fat Western diet, predicting important interactions between genotype/phenotype and exposure.
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Drinking tea lowered low-density lipoprotein (LDL), the bad cholesterol, in a small group of volunteers in an USDA-ARS study reported in the October issue of the Journal of Nutrition.
When drugs become necessary, we recommend as initial therapy pravastatin or atorvastatin for elevated low-density lipoprotein cholesterol levels and gemfibrozil or fenofibrate when triglyceride concentrations exceed 500 mg/dL."
At the end of the study, the walnut group had significantly lower total cholesterol as well as lower low-density lipoprotein levels (LDL, the bad cholesterol) as compared to the regular Mediterranean diet.

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