We all need Cholesterol to function properly this is a fact, but we only need a certain amount. Any over and above this healthy level can be harmful and detrimental to our well being.
But what is the proper Cholesterol structure and how can it be both good and bad?
Ultimately the correct Cholesterol structure allows the body to make bile chemicals which aid digestion and help to breakdown the things we eat and drink in the digestive system. As well as helping to manufacture bile it plays a role in creating hormones and utilizing vitamin D.
Whilst Cholesterol is vital to everyday, healthy functioning of the body, high cholesterol levels in the blood can build up and cause long term damage to the arteries which can potentially lead to angina and heart disease.
Take a look here to read more about Cholesterol structure and the importance of GOOD Cholesterol in a healthy person.