Were you looking for information on Cholesterol? Colesterol is a common misspelling of cholesterol.
The body uses cholesterol to hold cells together and to make hormones, vitamin D, and substances that help digest foods. The substance is contained in animal products, such as meat, eggs, and butter.
Although your body needs this substance to work properly, too much can cause problems. In fact, this is one of the risk factors for developing heart disease. A simple blood test can determine if your levels are too high. It is recommended for most people to have a fasting test every five years (people with heart disease are encouraged to get tested more frequently). A healthy total cholesterol level is less than 200 mg/dL.