Cholesterol eBook; Chapter 1, What is Cholesterol

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...

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Rhabdomyolysis Symptoms and Causes

Title: Rhabdomyolysis Symptoms and Causes
Category: Doctor’s & Expert’s views on Symptoms
Created: 1/28/2011 12:00:00 AM
Last Editorial Review: 1/12/2017 12:00:00 AM
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Many Young Adults With High Cholesterol Not on Statins as Recommended

Title: Many Young Adults With High Cholesterol Not on Statins as Recommended
Category: Health News
Created: 1/4/2017 12:00:00 AM
Last Editorial Review: 1/5/2017 12:00:00 AM
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Red cabbage microgreens could reduce risk of cardiovascular disease

New research finds that red cabbage microgreens – an immature form of red cabbage – was highly effective for lowering ‘bad’ cholesterol in mice.
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Americans’ Cholesterol Levels Keep Falling

Title: Americans’ Cholesterol Levels Keep Falling
Category: Health News
Created: 11/30/2016 12:00:00 AM
Last Editorial Review: 12/1/2016 12:00:00 AM
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Why raising good cholesterol may not always protect against heart disease

Good cholesterol is well associated with lower cardiovascular disease risk, but just raising high-density lipoprotein (HDL) levels have produced disappointing results in recent clinical trials.
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Study finds key protein that binds to LDL cholesterol

A Yale-led research team identified a protein that plays an important role in the buildup of LDL cholesterol in blood vessels.
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Moderate drinking may benefit ‘good’ cholesterol levels

Researchers find moderate alcohol intake – especially intake of beer and hard liquor – may slow the decline of ‘good’ low-density lipoprotein cholesterol.
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fenofibrate (Antara, Fenoglide, Fibricor, Lipofen, Lofibra, Tricor, Triglide, Trilipix)

Title: fenofibrate (Antara, Fenoglide, Fibricor, Lipofen, Lofibra, Tricor, Triglide, Trilipix)
Category: Medications
Created: 3/2/2005 12:00:00 AM
Last Editorial Review: 10/31/2016 12:00:00 AM
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