high density lipoprotein cholesterol


Also found in: Acronyms.

high den·si·ty lip·o·pro·tein cho·les·ter·ol

(HDL-C) (hī den'si-tē lip'ō-prō'tēn-kŏ-les'tĕr-ol)
The so-called good cholesterol, which, because of its high protein:lipid ratio, is thought to be cardioprotective.
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Total cholesterol and high density lipoprotein cholesterol levels in populations differing in fat and carbohydrate intake.
HDL-C- high density lipoprotein cholesterol, LDL-C- low density lipoprotein cholesterol, non-HDL-C- non high density lipoprotein cholesterol, TC-total cholesterol, TG- triglyceride Table 2.
High density lipoprotein cholesterol and mortality: the Framingham Heart Study.
High density lipoprotein cholesterol levels as a marker of reverse cholesterol transport.
High levels of low density lipoprotein cholesterol (LDL) accelerate atherosclerosis, whereas high levels of high density lipoprotein cholesterol (HDL) are preventive (3).

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