Definitions for "Low-density lipoproteins"
main carrier of cholesterol in the blood; "bad" cholesterol
Also known as LDL, are known as bad cholesterol. LDLs are produced by the liver in order to carry cholesterol and lipids from the liver to various parts of the body. LDL levels should be kept low because a high count increases the risk of heart disease.
Plasma complex of lipids and proteins that contains relatively more cholesterol and triglycerides and less protein; High LDL levels are associated with an increased risk of coronary heart disease.