Low Density Lipoprotein Cholesterol

Low density lipoprotein (LDL) is the “bad” form of cholesterol, while high density lipoprotein (HDL) is the “good” form. The lower the proportion of LDL to HDL the better.

The normal range of LDL in the blood is less than 3.0 mmol/L. patients with higher levels have an increased risk of arteriosclerosis (hardening of arteries), heart disease and cerebrovascular disease (stroke).

Bad vs good cholesterol - bad (LDL) stores cholesterol in the blood stream, good (HDL) regulates LDL storage and promotes excretion

(Last modified: 7th Oct 2014)

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