Lactose: A simple sugar found in milk and other dairy products.
Latent autoimmune diabetes in adults (LADA): A condition in which adults develop Type 1 Diabetes.
LDL cholesterol: Low-density lipoprotein cholesterol (another mouthful). Know as the “bad” cholesterol; a lipoprotein found in your blood and used to carry cholesterol to cells.
Lipids: A term that refers to fats in the body.
Lipoic acid: An antioxidant related to the B vitamins; used to treat peripheral neuropathy; also called alpha lipoic acid (ALA)
Lipoprotein (a): A form of LDL cholesterol that has been shown to be an independent risk factor for heart disease.