HDL cholesterol

HDL cholesterol: Cholesterol packaged in high-density lipoprotein particles. The HDLs are good acceptors of membrane-free cholesterol and transport it back from tissues to the liver.

Source: Australian Institute of Health and Welfare1

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Cholesterol, HDL: Cholesterol which is contained in or bound to high-density lipoproteins (HDL), including Cholesterol Esters and free cholesterol.2

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  1. Source: Australian Institute of Health and Welfare: aihw.gov.au/ reports-statistics/ health-welfare-overview/ australias-health/ glossary
  2. Source: MeSH (U.S. National Library of Medicine)
  3. Source: GARD (NIH): rarediseases.info.nih.gov/ diseases/ 10981/ hereditary-diffuse-leukoencephalopathy-with-spheroids

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