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Cholesterol: The Pivotal Chemical

Cholesterol is a lipid. It is basically a steroid and is synthesized in the body as well as ingested as food. Steroid hormones are derived from cholesterol as are various other steroids in the body.

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Dietary cholesterol is a waxy, fat-like substance found in foods that come from animals. While cholesterol is needed for normal body function, your liver makes enough for your body's needs so that you don't need to eat any cholesterol at all. This is the reason when excess cholesterol rich foods are eaten the blood cholesterol level rises and causes health related problems.

Fat cannot be avoided in the food we eat , however we can try and lower the bad cholesterol that causes hardening of arteries and heart disease by eating fat that has is not saturated or unsaturated fat. This type of fat is less harmful. When buying oil do look at the label and choose mono-saturated fat (MUFA) over polyunsaturated Fat (PUFA).

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papa123

I have to agree with Guest. seed oils and vegetable oils are bad for you. Eat like Lord Krishna of the Sri Bhagvatam for a few months [butter, desi ghee, kaleji, rice, vegetables, fruits, salt] and all your problems will go away. Do not touch seed oils, vegetable oils or fish oils. If you search for the harmful effects of these oils there is plenty of info on the internet.

Satyajitan

Many articles now say egg yolk is not bad for cholesterol Is it so??

revolution1

true thats why its better to avoid chcolates,butter,milk products too since they contain animal fat not needed ...ripe fruits and cereals are d best...all animals products even milk is not good..or honey...

Poolee

Poppycock! Animal fats are what we have eaten over the entire evolution of the human body. We know how to process them. Some unsaturated fats have been in our diet over the millenia, bu tnot much. Vegetable oils are a new thing [proposed by "marketing" as being good for us - ie cheap to manufacture and easy to line their pockets] and our bodies haven't adapted to processing these properly, leading to stored fat and the obesity epidemic we are seeing right now...

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