Basic Facts about Cholesterol

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What is cholesterol?

Cholesterol is essential for you. Every cell in your body contains cholesterol. It is produced by the body but can also be ingested through food. Being fat-soluble, it does not mix with blood, which is water-soluble. That’s why it is carried through your bloodstream by lipoproteins called HDL and LDL. Cholesterol is essential to your health, but too much of it can be harmful.