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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

LDL cholesterol

Bad cholesterol Cholesterol carried by LDL which, when elevated, is a major risk factor for ASHD. See HDL/LDL ratio. Cf HDL-cholesterol.

LDL Cholesterol

Low-density lipoprotein cholesterol is the primary cholesterol molecule. High levels of LDL increase the risk of coronary heart disease. LDL is nicknamed "bad" cholesterol.

Patient discussion about LDL cholesterol

Q. Does wight loss lowers cholesterol? I'm 5'5, 175 lbs, 40 years-old man. After my doctor found that I have high LDL cholesterol, I was advised to try to lower my weight in order to reduce my cholesterol levels. Otherwise I'll have to start taking medications. Can it really do something? As far as I know, cholesterol level are pretty much a genetic thing, and one can be very thin but still have high cholesterol levels.

A. One of the best things you should do is to take a good multivitamin multimineral supplement. And of course, changing your lifestyle. Supplementing your diet with vitamins can help you reduce your LDL cholesterol levels and increase HDL. Also, increase your intake of omega 3 fatty acids, but make sure that you know the source they are from before taking them.

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Among 25,982 FOURIER patients with a measured LDL cholesterol level after 4 weeks on treatment and no study event as of then, 31% had their LDL cholesterol cut to 20-49 mg/dL, 8% achieved a LDL cholesterol level of 10-19 mg/dL, and 2% reached a remarkable LDL cholesterol level of below 10 mg/dL, as low as herbivores such as rabbits and deer.
The trial included 501 patients with atherosclerotic cardiovascular disease (ASCVD) and elevated LDL cholesterol (>70mg/ml) despite maximum tolerated statin therapy and patients without ASCVD but with high cardiovascular risk conditions such as diabetes and familial hypercholesterolaemia in whom LDL cholesterol was >100mg/dl despite maximally tolerated statin therapy.
With both types of therapies, every 1 millimole per liter (39 milligrams per deciliter) reduction in LDL cholesterol represented a 23 percent decrease in the risk of major cardiovascular events, the team reports.
In this study, we tested the hypothesis that extreme concentrations of nonfasting remnant and LDL cholesterol are equal contributors to risk of IHD, MI, and all-cause mortality.
Eating a heart-healthy diet, exercising regularly, and losing weight if you are overweight also will bring your LDL cholesterol level down and provide many other benefits.
But little work has addressed two important questions: (1) how often are HIV-positive people with high blood pressure or high LDL cholesterol treated for those conditions, and (2) how often do HIV-positive people treated for high blood pressure or high LDL cholesterol reach treatment targets?
The investigators reasoned that if low production of the LDL cholesterol receptor in FH confers a low risk for diabetes, and if statins increase production of the LDL cholesterol receptor, then this increase might explain the excess risk for diabetes in patients who take statins.
They were matched based upon demographics and comorbidities to an equal number of high-risk patients whose lipid-lowering regimen brought them below a target LDL cholesterol of 100 mg/dL.
The degree of increased LDL cholesterol in mouse studies is much higher than what is found in patients who come to the hospital with a heart attack or stroke.
The observed reductions in LDL cholesterol are extraordinary, especially when one considers that they are seen on top of statin therapy," the paper quoted Dr Robert Giugliano, from the Brigham and Women's Hospital in Boston, Massachusetts, as saying.
If a change was made to a vegetarian or vegan diet along with eating more fiber, soy, of nuts, a 20 to 35 percent decrease in cholesterol and LDL cholesterol levels was seen.