- 1 and Health
- 1.1 What is Cholesterol? Cholesterol is a fatty, waxy substance found in the lipids (fats) of all animals. It is an essential component of cell membranes and is used in the production of many hormones, including adrenal and sex hormones. Most cholesterol is produced in the liver, but some is also obtained from foods such as eggs or animal meats. There are two main types of cholesterol: low-density lipoprotein (LDL) cholesterol, often referred to as “bad” cholesterol, and high-density lipoprotein (HDL) cholesterol, often referred to as “good” cholesterol. What Role Does Cholesterol Play In Heart Health?
- 1.2 How Can You Maintain Healthy Cholesterol Levels?
- 1.3 Are There Medications That Can Help?
- 2 Conclusion
We all know that cholesterol “bad” for our health and our heart, but do you know how cholesterol actually affects your body and how to maintain healthy levels? Let’s explore how cholesterol affects heart health and health through this comprehensive guide to understanding cholesterol.