Definitions for "Blood Cholesterol"
Level of a fat called cholesterol in the blood. People with high levels of cholesterol are thought more likely to have heart attacks.
A waxy substance manufactured by the body and required for a number of functions including hormone production and maintaining healthy cells. High levels of cholesterol in the blood are associated with an increased risk of atherosclerosis.
the blood concentration of a family of lipid or "fatty" molecular compounds obtained directly from the diet or produced in the body from fatty dietary components; a necessary factor in development of atherosclerosis; total cholesterol concentration is classified as "high" if it is greater than or equal to 200 mg/dl. Subtypes of cholesterol differ in their relation to cardiovascular risk, with high-density lipoprotein (HDL) cholesterol considered "good," and low-density lipoprotein cholesterol (LDL) considered "bad."