What is Cholesterol?
Cholesterol is a fatty substance also known as Lipid. It is a type of waxy steroid. The word cholesterol is made up of two words-chole and stereos. Chole is a Greek word which means “bile” and the word stereos which means “solid or stiff”. Cholesterol is found in our brain, nervous system, adrenal glands and skin. It is an essential substance which in adequate amount is healthy and vital for normal body functions. Each and every cell of our body has cholesterol. It is a chemical substance which is produced in our body. In vertebrates, about 80% of cholesterol in the body is produced in the liver. The rest of the production occurs in intestines, adrenal glands and reproductive organs. Liver acts as a “watchman” and produces cholesterol whenever the body needs it...Read More