LDL (low density-lipoprotein) cholesterol is also called “bad” cholesterol. LDL can build up on the walls of your arteries and increase your chances of getting heart disease. LDL is measured as a part of a lipid profile, which is used to determine your risk for developing cardiovascular disease. LDL can usually be controlled through a combination of lifestyle changes.
The optimal “bad cholesterol” (LDL) level is 50 to 70.
Sources: Optimal low-density lipoprotein is 50 to 70 mg/dl: lower is better and physiologically normal.
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