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Definition of Cholesterol, "Bad"

  • Medical Author:
    William C. Shiel Jr., MD, FACP, FACR

    Dr. Shiel received a Bachelor of Science degree with honors from the University of Notre Dame. There he was involved in research in radiation biology and received the Huisking Scholarship. After graduating from St. Louis University School of Medicine, he completed his Internal Medicine residency and Rheumatology fellowship at the University of California, Irvine. He is board-certified in Internal Medicine and Rheumatology.

Cholesterol,: Low-density lipoprotein (LDL) cholesterol.

LDL is the so-called "bad cholesterol". Elevated levels of LDL cholesterol are associated with cardiovascular disease such has stroke or heart attack.


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Reviewed on 12/4/2018

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