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  acronym for high-density lipoprotein

sometimes called "good cholesterol" because high levels are associated with decreased risk of coronary heart disease and atherosclerosis
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HDL high-density lipoprotein
Strongly Associated with:   cholesterol, LDL
Transports cholesterol in the blood, but relative to LDL is composed of a high proportion of protein and relatively little cholesterol.
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Associated words [difficulty]:   HDL , cholesterol [6] , cholesterol [6] , triglycerides [8] , cholesterol [6]
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