The word ‘cholesterol’ comes from the Greek word ‘chole’, meaning ‘bile’ and ‘stereos’, meaning ‘solid’.
Cholesterol is found in all body cells. It is an important part of a healthy body because it is a constituent of cell membranes and some hormones, and serves several body functions.
The liver produces about 80% of cholesterol present in the body and rest comes from dietary sources including meat, poultry, fish and dairy products. Dietary cholesterol is absorbed from the intestine and stored in the liver and secreted when it is needed by the body.
Cholesterol is carried in the blood by the lipoproteins-
- LDL (low density lipoprotein)
- HDL (high density lipoprotein)
What is New in Cholesterol?
1. Less than 40 Percent Get Treated for High CholesterolMost people with severe elevations in cholesterol are not treated with appropriate drugs. Less than 40 percent receive treatment, despite many screening and awareness programs. Elevation of LDL cholesterol can be treated with optimal drugs, lifestyle changes and management of other risk factors.Read More..
Latest Publications and Research on CholesterolInteraction of the human erythrocyte Band 3 anion exchanger 1 (AE1, SLC4A1) with lipids and glycophorin A: Molecular organization of the Wright (Wr) blood group antigen. - Published by PubMed
Choosing sample sizes for various blood parameters of broiler chickens with normal and non-normal observations. - Published by PubMed
A thioredoxin-mimetic peptide exerts potent anti-inflammatory, anti-oxidant, and atheroprotective effects in ApoE2.Ki mice fed high fat diet. - Published by PubMed
Whole Blood Gene Expression Associated with Clinical Biological Age. - Published by PubMed
No Evidence of "healthy neuroticism" in the Hawaii Personality and Health Cohort. - Published by PubMed