Were you looking for information on Cholesterol? Cholesteral is a common misspelling of cholesterol.
Cholesterol is a substance that is found in all of your body's cells. The body uses cholesterol to hold cells together and to make hormones, vitamin D, and substances that help you digest foods. However, if there is too much in your blood, it can lead to problems. Because there are no symptoms of high cholesterol, a simple blood test can determine if your level is too high. Most healthcare providers recommended that a person have a fasting cholesterol test every five years. However, a person with risk factors for heart disease should have this test more frequently.
Foods high in cholesterol are animal-based products, such as meat, eggs, and whole milk. Simply avoiding these foods, however, is not enough to lower cholesterol. You should also avoid foods high in saturated fat and trans fat. Fruits, vegetables, and whole grains are foods low in cholesterol.
(Click Cholesterol for more information about where cholesterol comes from, what a healthy cholesterol number is, and what the test specifically looks for. You can also click any of the links in the box to the right for specific information.)
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