Everyone’s heard about ‘cholesterol’ – we know it’s something we need to be
conscious of if we want a healthy heart. If you’re over 40, your doctor has
likely even tested your levels (perhaps even earlier, if you have a family
history). But do you know what it is, really?
Let’s get to the truth about cholesterol!
Our body is essentially a supremely intelligent bio-computer, which knows
instinctively how to perform its millions of miraculous functions, day in, day
out. Central to all of these functions is, of course, the heart.
The heart works every second of our lives to pump blood throughout the
entire network of blood vessels in our bodies. This oxygenated blood is the
life force which underlies all other functions and is essential to our continued
But when we don’t take care of this most-important organ, it is forced to
work even harder and things can start to go wrong.
What is Cholesterol?
Cholesterol is a waxy-type of fat found in the body. It is mainly produced in
the liver, but also in smaller amounts in the reproductive organs and the
adrenal glands. It is transported through the body in the blood (in the form of
a ‘lipoprotein’) to sites where it is needed.
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