what is cholesterol.. how does it function?

What is cholesterol? i know theres bad and good cholesterol…


  • gangadharan nair

    Cholesterol is an organic chemical substance classified as a waxy steroid of fat. It is an essential structural component of mammalian cell membranes and is required to establish proper membrane permeability and fluidity. Low Density Lipoprotein (LDL) is considered as bad and High Density Lipoprotein (HDL) as good.
    LDL transports cholesterol from the liver to the body tissues. HDL transports cholesterol from the body tissues to the liver.
    Cholesterol: Normal level < 200 mg/dL.(< 5.2 mmol/L).
    LDL cholesterol: Normal level < 100 mg/dL.(< 2.6 mmol/L).
    HDL Cholesterol: > 40 mg/dL (for men) > 50 mg/dL (for women) (> 1.03 mmol/L).

  • Tharma

    Cholesterol is a type of fat found in animals including human beings.
    We need cholesterol for several functions such as sex hormone production and
    However, high levels of cholesterol is bad for you.

  • Smoky'dad

    here is the american heart association pages about cholesterol and levels if you like…


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