bad cholesterol


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bad cholesterol

n
(Biochemistry) a nontechnical name for low-density lipoprotein
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The apple eaters had 23% lower bad cholesterol within six months, blood tests revealed.
The drug would mimic thyroid hormone, which reduces blood concentrations of low-density lipoproteins (LDL), or bad cholesterol.
LDL, or bad cholesterol, is the main source of fatty buildup in the arteries.
Most of these 13 steps are for everyone over the age of two, not just for people who come back from the doctor's office with a bad cholesterol number.
A group of medicines known as statins can help lower rates of so-called bad cholesterol in the blood and is believed to save about 7,000 lives a year.
It helps keep the LDL type in check by carrying the bad cholesterol away from the arteries and back to the liver, where it's passed from the body.
The new guidelines set the lowest targets so far for blood concentrations of low-density lipoprotein (LDL) cholesterol, or bad cholesterol.
Fenofibrate, sold in the United States under the brand name Tricor, increased good cholesterol, lowered triglycerides and slightly reduced bad cholesterol levels in people with adult-onset diabetes, researchers found.
London, Nov 15 (ANI): Scientists have come up with a 'magic bullet' jab, which lowers bad cholesterol and reduces risk of several heart diseases like heart attacks and strokes.
There are two types - LDL, which is known as "bad" cholesterol and which leads to a build-up of fatty deposits in the blood vessels' and HDL, or "good" cholesterol, which keeps levels of bad cholesterol in check.
In previous reports, Stocker's team had asserted that atherosclerosis isn't linked to oxidation of bad cholesterol, says Frei.
FILTER JOE: Levels of the so-called bad cholesterol can be raised by drinking boiled coffee, but sticking a little paper filter in the basket solves the problem, reports a new study.