The protein-lipid combination that transports the major amount of the cholesterol in the blood. While LDLC helps in synthesis of bile acid and steroid hormones, elevated blood levels of LDLC (the "bad" cholesterol) have been linked to heart disease because it carries the cholesterol through the blood to the cells.
a LIPOPROTEIN that contains more fat than PROTEIN, often called "bad cholesterol."
"Bad" cholesterol. High LDL cholesterol levels are associated with an increased risk of heart disease.