Were you looking for information about Cholesterol? Cholestorel is a common misspelling of cholesterol.
There is cholesterol in each cell of the human body. This waxy substance is needed to hold cells together and make hormones, vitamin D, and substances that help digest foods. The body actually produces most of the cholesterol it needs in the liver, but you can also obtain cholesterol by consuming animal products (such as meat, eggs, and butter). Although your body needs this substance in order to work properly, having too much cholesterol can cause problems. The only way to determine your cholesterol level is through a blood test. Most healthcare providers recommend that a person have a fasting cholesterol test every five years.
(Click Cholesterol for more detail on how cholesterol is needed for the body to function properly and information on the different types of cholesterol. You can also click any of the links in the box to the right for specific information.)