Were you looking for information about Cholesterol? Cholosterol is a common misspelling of cholesterol.
Your body needs cholesterol to function properly, as it uses the substance to hold cells together and to make vitamin D and hormones. LDL (often known as "bad cholesterol") and HDL (known as "good cholesterol") are the two main types of lipoproteins that help move cholesterol through the bloodstream. While some cholesterol is necessary, serious medical problems can occur if too much cholesterol gets into your blood. Cholesterol also comes from the food you eat, specifically animal products such as meat, eggs, or fish.
(Click Cholesterol for more information on what cholesterol is used for, an explanation of where it comes from, and a list of ideal cholesterol levels. You can also click on the various links in the box to the right to access specific topics on cholesterol.)