What Is LDL Cholesterol? - Definition & Normal Levels


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LDL cholesterol means which of the following?

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1. Why is LDL cholesterol described as 'bad' cholesterol?

2. What is atherosclerosis?

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About This Quiz & Worksheet

There are several different types of cholesterol and you can use this quiz/worksheet combo to help you determine what you know about a type of cholesterol called LDL. The quiz will ask you about the definition of LDL, normal levels, and consequences of abnormal levels.

Quiz & Worksheet Goals

In these assessments you'll be tested on:

  • The definition and function of LDL
  • Normal levels of LDL in the blood
  • Consequences and symptoms of elevated LDL

Skills Practiced

This quiz and worksheet allow students to test the following skills:

  • Reading comprehension - ensure that you draw the most important information from the related LDL cholesterol lesson
  • Interpreting information - verify that you can read and interpret information about the anatomy and physiology of cholesterol
  • Defining key concepts - ensure that you can accurately define terms like LDL and atherosclerosis

Additional Learning

To learn more about cholesterol, review the accompanying lesson on What is LDL Cholesterol? - Definition & Normal Levels. This lesson covers the following objectives:

  • Name sources of cholesterol
  • Compare and contrast LDL and HDL cholesterol
  • Define atherosclerosis
  • Describe recommendations for cholesterol testing
  • Identify risk factors for elevated LDL cholesterol
  • Recognize normal levels of LDL cholesterol