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Cholesterol is an organic molecule. It is a sterol (or modified steroid), a type of lipid molecule, and is biosynthesized by all animal cells, because it is an essential structural component of all animal cell membranes and is essential to maintain both membrane structural integrity and fluidity. Cholesterol allows animal cells to ...


Nov 27, 2017 ... What are the causes of high cholesterol? Here, we discuss which foods contain cholesterol, symptoms of high cholesterol, and medications to control it.


What is cholesterol? The American Heart Association explains how cholesterol affects the heart. Learn about prevention and treatment of high cholesterol, triglycerides, ldl, hdl, athersclerosis, arteriosclerosis, hypercholesterolemia, bad cholesterol, reducing cholesterol, cholesterol screening, cholesterol tracker, recipes and ...


Your body needs some cholesterol, but too much can raise your risk of heart disease. Know the types (HDL and LDL), and how to lower high cholesterol.


High cholesterol affects 42 million Americans, and 63 million more have borderline high cholesterol. Here you'll find in-depth cholesterol information including cholesterol-lowering drugs, and other promising treatments.


Read about cholesterol management including what cholesterol test results, ratios, and different levels mean. Learn about cholesterol medications, goals for treatment, and foods and dietary strategies to balance cholesterol levels.


WebMD's slideshow explains the alphabet soup of cholesterol testing: LDL, HDL, good, bad, and triglycerides. Pictures show tests, treatments, and critical foods from eggs to avocados.


Jonathan Sackner Bernstein, MD, explains how to get your bad cholesterol under control.


Aug 4, 2015 ... High blood cholesterol is a condition that causes the levels of certain bad fats, or lipids, to be too high in the blood. This condition is usually caused by lifestyle factors, such as diet, in combination with the genes that you inherit from your parents. Less commonly, it is caused by other medical conditions or ...