Definition of LDL cholesterol in English:

LDL cholesterol

noun

mass noun
  • Cholesterol present in the blood as low-density lipoprotein, a relatively high proportion of which is associated with a higher risk of coronary heart disease.

    ‘when LDL cholesterol levels are elevated, saturated fat intake should be limited’
    • ‘The dieters showed no change in their total cholesterol or LDL cholesterol, while the nondieters had significantly decreased theirs by the end of the study.’
    • ‘Water-soluble fiber in oats is believed to help reduce the amount of LDL cholesterol circulating in blood.’
    • ‘Elevated LDL cholesterol is related to plaque buildup and heart disease, problems that many bodybuilders experience as they age.’
    • ‘Since having high LDL cholesterol has been linked with heart disease, it is a good idea to make sure your cholesterol levels are healthy.’
    • ‘His LDL cholesterol was elevated, and he was started on a statin drug even before transfer to our hospital.’

Origin

1960s: short for low-density lipoprotein cholesterol.