interesting fact about cholesterol
September 16, 2009 | In: Medical facts
More women over age 45 have high cholesterol than men.
Recent research shows that cholesterol acts as an antioxidant.
The liver is the place where this cholesterol is manufactured and circulated into the blood stream flowing across the body.
Doctors estimate that there are 15 million to 25 million Americans that appear to have healthy total cholesterol scores, but are in fact at risk of cardiovascular disease simply because their HDL is too low. (Wall Street Journal)
Cholesterol is found only in animal products, including meat, chicken, fish, eggs, organ meats and high-fat dairy products.
Cholesterol is needed but not in excess. If the level of cholesterol increases too much there is a risk of stroke and heart attack.
One egg contains 213mg of cholesterol, all of which is contained in the yolk.
To help reduce your cholesterol level, you need to cut down on saturated fats and trans fats and replace them with monounsaturated fats and polyunsaturated fats.