high-density lipoprotein

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high-density lipoprotein

See HDL.
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high-den·si·ty lip·o·pro·tein

(HDL) (hī-den'si-tē lipō-prōtēn)
Complex containing lipids and protein that carries cholesterol to the liver so that it may be excreted in bile.
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High-density lipoprotein (HDL)

A type of lipoprotein that protects against coronary artery disease by removing cholesterol deposits from arteries or preventing their formation.
Mentioned in: Cholesterol Test
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High-density lipoprotein: epidemiology, metabolism, and antiatherogenic effects.
A novel drug called torcetrapib can dramatically increase blood concentrations of high-density lipoprotein (HDL), the beneficial cholesterol, according to a preliminary study.
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Dietary cholesterol from eggs increases the ratio of total cholesterol to high-density lipoprotein cholesterol in humans: a meta-analysis.
Studies also have suggested that substituting soy for animal protein can reduce low-density lipoprotein (LDL), or so-called "bad" cholesterol, lower triglycerides, another measure of blood fat, and raise the high-density lipoprotein (HDL) or "good" cholesterol that carries fat out of the bloodstream.
After looking at lab results of about 3.5 million insurance applicants, the study found that the ability to identify increased mortality risk in young applicants with urine markers, such as glucose and protein, exceeded the ability to identify mortality risk with blood markers, such as cholesterol, high-density lipoprotein and the liver enzyme GGT.
Low-density lipoprotein (LDL), referred to as `bad' cholesterol, and high-density lipoprotein (HDL), referred to as `good' cholesterol.

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