high density lipoprotein

Definitions

Food

  • (written as high-density lipoprotein)
    A specific complex of fat and protein that transports cholesterol in the blood. high levels appear to protect against heart and vascular disease.

Medical

  • noun
    (written as high-density lipoprotein)
    a lipoprotein with a low percentage of cholesterol.
  • acronymHDL

Sports

  • noun an aggregate of fat and protein that transports cholesterol away from the arteries, high levels of which are associated with a decreased risk of heart disease.
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