Were you looking for information about Cholesterol? Colestrol is a common misspelling of cholesterol.
Cholesterol is a substance that helps your body function properly. Your body uses it to hold cells together and to make vitamin D, hormones, and substances that help you digest foods. Cholesterol is made in the liver and also comes from animal products that you eat, such as meat, eggs, and cheese. While cholesterol is important, too much of it can cause serious health problems.
(Click Cholesterol to learn more about why your body needs cholesterol to function properly, where it comes from, and how you can check your cholesterol levels. You can also click on the various links in the box to the right to access specific topics on cholesterol.)