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Everything You Always Wanted to Know About Cholesterol

January 21, 2018

Cholesterol plaque in artery

From the everyday Health website

To understand how cholesterol — good or bad, high blood levels or not — affects your health, you must first know what cholesterol actually is.

Cholesterol is a fatty, waxlike substance found naturally in all the cells of your body. Your body needs cholesterol to manufacture hormones and synthesize vitamin D, among other functions.

According to the American Heart Association (AHA), your body manufactures all the cholesterol it needs in your liver. But you can also get cholesterol in the foods you eat.

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