Definition of high-density lipoprotein in English:

high-density lipoprotein

(also HDL)

noun

  • A lipoprotein that removes cholesterol from the blood and is associated with a reduced risk of atherosclerosis and heart disease.

    • ‘The beneficial effects of estrogen include lower low-density lipoprotein cholesterol levels and higher high-density lipoprotein cholesterol levels.’
    • ‘For years, medical research has shown that garlic favorably affects blood cholesterol and raises high-density lipoprotein levels in the blood.’
    • ‘Levels of triglycerides, high-density lipoprotein cholesterol and blood pressure were adjusted for age and sex.’
    • ‘Indeed, a decrease in body weight is associated with improved blood triglycerides and high-density lipoprotein cholesterol (HDL-C) levels.’
    • ‘For instance, good cholesterol, technically called high-density lipoprotein or HDL cholesterol, is known to keep blood vessels healthy and to shield the heart.’