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LDL (Low-Density Lipoprotein) Cholesterol

LDL (low-density lipoprotein) is sometimes called "bad" cholesterol. A high LDL cholesterol level can raise your risk for heart disease, heart attack, and stroke.

LDL cholesterol carries mostly fat and only a small amount of protein from the liver to other parts of the body.

ByHealthwise Staff
Primary Medical ReviewerKathleen Romito, MD - Family Medicine
Specialist Medical ReviewerRobert A. Kloner, MD, PhD - Cardiology
Specialist Medical ReviewerRakesh K. Pai, MD, FACC - Cardiology, Electrophysiology
Current as ofMarch 12, 2014

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Last Updated: March 12, 2014
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