Were you looking for information about Cholesterol? Cholestol is a common misspelling of cholesterol.
Cholesterol is found in each cell of the human body and is necessary to hold cells together and make hormones, vitamin D, and substances that help digest foods. The body makes cholesterol on its own, but you can also obtain this substance through animal products, such as meat, eggs, and butter. Although your body needs cholesterol to work properly, if you have too much cholesterol in your blood, it can cause problems. The only way to determine your cholesterol level is through a blood test. It is generally recommended that a person have a fasting cholesterol test every five years. However, a person with risk factors for heart disease may need them more often.
(To read more, click Cholesterol. This article takes a closer look at the various types of cholesterol found in the body, including "good" cholesterol and "bad" cholesterol. You can also click any of the links in the box to the right for specific information.)