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HDL

 (āch′dē′ĕl′)
n.
A lipoprotein with a relatively high proportion of protein and low proportion of lipids that incorporates cholesterol and transports it to the liver. High levels are associated with a decreased risk of atherosclerosis and coronary artery disease. Also called HDL cholesterol.

[h(igh-)d(ensity) l(ipoprotein).]

HDL

abbreviation for
(Biochemistry) high-density lipoprotein

HDL

high-density lipoprotein: a circulating lipoprotein that picks up cholesterol in the arteries and deposits it in the liver for reprocessing or excretion.
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Noun1.HDL - a lipoprotein that transports cholesterol in the blood; composed of a high proportion of protein and relatively little cholesterol; high levels are thought to be associated with decreased risk of coronary heart disease and atherosclerosis
lipoprotein - a conjugated protein having a lipid component; the principal means for transporting lipids in the blood
HDL cholesterol - the cholesterol in high-density lipoproteins; the `good' cholesterol; a high level in the blood is thought to lower the risk of coronary artery disease
Translations

HDL

abbr high density lipoprotein. V. lipoprotein.
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Weight-loss and exercise together can raise your HDL by 10 to 20 percent.
However, after reviewing a raft of studies on the subject, the panel concluded that people with desirable total serum cholesterol may nonetheless run a heightened risk of coronary artery disease if their serum HDL levels fall below 35 mg/dl.
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There's a subgroup of people who have an HDL under 40 and triglycerides over 150," he explains.
Noting that a specific mutation in a gene which encodes a cell receptor protein that binds to HDL prevents the receptor from functioning.
It is important to note that many lines of evidence strongly suggest that HDL directly protects against vascular disease.
Unfortunately, the "good" cholesterol has gotten a bad rap from several recent studies, which cast doubt on the benefits of raising HDL levels to prevent cardiovascular events in people at high risk.
Numerous studies have found a higher risk of heart disease in people with low HDL levels (under 40 in men or under 50 in women).
This finding, if confirmed in ongoing studies, could lead to better evaluation of risk of heart disease in individuals and to more precise targeting of treatments to raise the protective HDL or lower the unfavourable HDL with apoC-III," said Frank Sacks, professor of cardiovascular disease prevention at HSPH and senior author of the study.
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The traditional view of how HDL benefits heart health is that it transports excess cholesterol from cells in the artery walls to the liver for reprocessing or excretion.