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Synonyms for cholesterol

an animal sterol that is normally synthesized by the liver

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Cholesterol is also the precursor to a variety of sex hormones, including testosterone, progesterone, and estrogen, and adrenal-gland hormones, such as the stress hormone cortisol.
The body needs cholesterol for important jobs, such as building body cells.
Q What foods influence my blood cholesterol levels?
Overall, an estimated 98.6 million American adults have total blood cholesterol levels of 200 milligrams per deciliter (mg/dL) and higher, which is above desirable levels.
Your liver and other cells in your body make about 75 percent of your blood cholesterol. The rest is made by the foods you eat, including those cheeseburgers.
A number of studies have indicated that cholesterol removal from milk, butter and cheese was most effectively achieved by [beta]-CD treatment (Oakenfull and Sihdu, 1991; Makoto et al., 1992; Hwang et al., 2005; Jung et al., 2005; Kwak et al., 2005; Kim et al., 2006).
So, today, we attempt to reach the lowest values of total cholesterol, LDL, and triglycerides, and highest value of HDL, that can be achieved reasonably.
Based largely on studies of oatmeal, in 1997 the Food and Drug Administration approved a health claim that the soluble fiber in oats can help lower cholesterol. (That's the claim you'll see on Cheerios boxes.) Are there any studies on the cereal itself?
One-A-Day Cholesterol Plus also provides key daily essential vitamins and minerals including:
He and his colleagues at Brigham and Women's Hospital, Boston, analyzed data from a cohort of nearly 19,000 women from the Women's Health Study who neither had a diagnosis of hyper-lipidemia nor took cholesterol medication.
Blood cholesterol can be reduced through lifestyle changes such as dietary improvement, physical activity, weight control, drug therapy, or a combination of these measures (1).
Summary: TEHRAN (FNA)- A new study Finland shows that a moderately high intake of dietary cholesterol or consumption of up to one egg per day is not associated with an elevated risk of stroke.
However, eggs have gotten a bad reputation because the yolks are high in cholesterol.