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Low Density Lipoprotein

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Updated September 26, 2008

Definition: Low density lipoproteins, or LDL, are a combination of a cholesterol and a protein that circulate through the body and carry cholesterol from the liver and small intestine to other tissues and cells in the body that need it.

It is also referred to as the "bad cholesterol".

Also Known As: LDL, bad cholesterol
Common Misspellings: low density lipoprotien

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