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Cholesterol transported in the circulation by low-density lipoprotein, the elevation of which is directly related to the risk of coronary artery disease and cholesterol-related morbidity

bad cholesterol

LDL-cholesterol Cardiovascular disease Cholesterol transported in the circulation by low-density lipoprotein, the elevation of which is directly related to the risk of CAD and cholesterol-related morbidity See LDL-cholesterol. Cf Good cholesterol.

bad cho·les·ter·ol

(bad kŏ-les'tĕr-ol)
Colloquial term for cholesterol bound to low density lipoproteins; generally thought that elevated levels increase threat of stroke and coronary disease.

bad cholesterol

An informal term for the cholesterol carried in low density LIPOPROTENS.

Patient discussion about bad cholesterol

Q. Which cholesterol is the bad cholesterol and what level is considered high cholesterol? I keep on hearing about cholesterol and how it is bad for you though I understand that there are two kinds of cholesterol and that only one of them is bad, which is it? Also, what level is considered high cholesterol?

A. Cholesterol can’t dissolve in the blood. It has to be transported to and from the cells by carriers called lipoproteins. Low-density lipoprotein, or LDL, is known as “bad” cholesterol. High-density lipoprotein, or HDL, is known as “good” cholesterol. These two types of lipids, along with triglycerides and Lp(a) cholesterol, make up your total cholesterol count, which can be determined through a blood test. If your total cholesterol is 200 mg/dL or greater, or if your HDL is less than 40 mg/dL, then you will probably need treatment.

Q. Are there any herbal plants to lower bad cholesterol? I want some advice. My son has high bad cholesterol. I am not comfortable in giving him meds but keen in knowing about herbal meds. Are there any herbal plants to lower bad cholesterol? I want some advice.

A. You can also give him the waxy grains of lecithin to be found at a good health food store. You can add this to his oatmeal or place in unsweetened, organic applesauce. Taking it even further and good for you too, try having 3 tablespoons or ground organic flaxseeds in your oatmeal every day! It will add essential fatty acids to your diet and help to keep your colon clean. You can grind the seeds in a coffe grinder! Keep the flax seeds in the freezer or fridge to preserve its goodness

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Patients who have cardiovascular diseases or diabetes are advised to have a bad cholesterol level no higher than 100 mg/dL, and should try to maintain a level lower than 70 mg/dL if they have other risk factors, the study said.
Exercise might limit stone formation by cutting blood concentrations of LDL cholesterol, the so-called bad cholesterol, Leitzmann says.
The so-called bad cholesterol, LDL, can come in two sizes--big, buoyant particles and small, dense ones.
High levels of HDL - the ``good'' cholesterol - help counteract effects of bad cholesterol.
After using about three pats a day of Benecol instead of margarine for 1 year, their blood concentrations of low-density-lipoprotein (LDL) cholesterol, the so-called bad cholesterol, fell by as much as 14 percent.
As a result, she knows the food pyramid by heart and the differences between good cholesterol and bad cholesterol and a triglyceride from a lypoprotein.