Medical Dictionary

The Cholesterol Glossary

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Cholesterol is a substance that is crystalline in nature. It is produced by the body and is a necessary part of cell membranes. It also assists in the absorption and transport of fatty acids.

A normal "total" amount in serum or plasma is less than 200 mg/dl (total value). Abnormal amounts (350 mg/dl or 9 mmol/L) can threaten health.

The preferred method of lowering high cholesterol is a life style change that includes exercise, weight loss and a low fat - low cholesterol diet.

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