Heart Index – L

A B C D E F H I L M N O P R S T V
LDL

Short for low-density lipoproteins. The type of lipoproteins which transports fat and cholesterol from the liver to other parts of the body where they may deposit on the inner walls of arteries and, with time, result in atherosclerosis.

LDL cholesterol

Low-density lipoprotein cholesterol. It refers to “bad” cholesterol which builds up within the lining of arteries, leading to various forms of heart disease.

Lipoproteins

The biochemical agents responsible for transporting fat and cholesterol in the human body. They are formed when fat and cholesterol, which are not water-soluble combine with water-soluble proteins.