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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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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Review suggests eating oats can lower cholesterol as measured by a variety of markers

Researchers have known for more than 50 years that eating oats can lower cholesterol levels and thus reduce a person’s risk of developing cardiovascular disease.
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Randomized trial suggests eating bread made with ancient grains could benefit heart health

Randomized trial suggests eating bread made with ancient grains could help lower cholesterol and blood glucose.
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Are There Alternatives to Statins?

Title: Are There Alternatives to Statins?
Category: Health News
Created: 9/27/2016 12:00:00 AM
Last Editorial Review: 9/28/2016 12:00:00 AM
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