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Cholesterol is a fatty substance found in all cell membranes. The nervous system contains about 40% of all the body cholesterol levels. Cholesterol comes in two parts “Chole” = bile and “Sterol” = steroid.

Cholesterol is a fatty substance found in all cell membranes. The nervous system contains about 40% of all the body cholesterol levels. Cholesterol comes in two parts “Chole” = bile and “Sterol” = steroid.

Required by the body for a number of health reasons, unfortunately it has always been given a bad name, namely due to problems associated with high cholesterol levels.

The main functions of cholesterol are:

Maintaining the health and integrity of all cell membranes.

An excess of cholesterol in the bile can lead to gallstones, and excess in the blood can become deposited on the artery walls leading to Coronary Heart Disease.

There are four main types of lipoproteins all having slightly different

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