LDL cholesterol
Lipoproteins which are combinations of lipids (fats) and proteins are the form in which lipids are transported in the blood. The low-density lipoproteins transport cholesterol from the liver to the tissues of the body. LDL cholesterol is therefore

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low-density–lipoprotein cholesterol (LDL-C) the serum cholesterol carried on low-density lipoproteins, approximately 60 to 70 per cent of the total serum cholesterol.

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