Were you looking for information about Cholesterol? Cholsterol is a common misspelling of cholesterol.
Although your body needs cholesterol in order to function properly, serious medical problems can occur if too much cholesterol gets into your blood. Most of this substance is made by the body (in your liver), but the rest comes from the food you eat (specifically, animal products). There are two major types of lipoproteins that help move cholesterol through the bloodstream; one is commonly known as "bad cholesterol" (LDL) and the other is the "good cholesterol" (HDL).
(Click Cholesterol for more information on why cholesterol is important, why high levels of cholesterol can be dangerous, and what you can do to check your cholesterol levels. You can also click on the various links in the box to the right to access specific topics on cholesterol.)