Were you looking for information about Cholesterol? Cholessterol is a common misspelling of cholesterol.
Cholesterol is a substance found in every cell of the body and is needed to help the body function properly. The human body uses cholesterol to hold the cells together, as well as to make vitamin D, hormones, and other essential substances. Although the body makes cholesterol on its own, you can also obtain cholesterol from eating animal products. There are two types of cholesterol, HDL cholesterol ("good cholesterol") and LDL cholesterol ("bad cholesterol"). The only way to determine your cholesterol levels is through a blood test.
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