Definitions for "LDL cholesterol"
low density lipoprotein cholesterol. This type of cholesterol makes up about 75% of plasma total cholesterol. A high level of plasma LDL cholesterol is a risk factor for coronary heart disease (CHD).
The "bad cholesterol." LDL delivers cholesterol to tissues and has been implicated in the accumulation of plaque within the arteries.
"Bad cholesterol"; high levels contribute to atherosclerosis, which clogs arteries and causes heart attacks and strokes