Cholesterol: Good or Bad?

Question: What is cholesterol and why is it so bad for us?

Answer: Cholesterol is the waxy substance in body tissues that is associated with hardening of the arteries and heart disease. Cholesterol is also an essential substance in our systems though, one which we need to survive. It forms cell membranes, lines our nerves and makes up much of our brain tissue. Too much cholesterol is not good. More specifically, too much of the wrong type of cholesterol is not good.
The body has 2 different types of cholesterol. HDL - High Density Lipoprotein (or 'good cholesterol') and LDL - Low Density Lipoprotein (or 'bad cholesterol').
It is the balance between these two types of cholesterol that is so essential for good health.


HDLs actually remove potentially damaging cholesterol from the arteries and transport it to the liver for waste removal. LDLs are the cholesterol that line the walls of the arteries narrowing them and making it harder for blood to circulate.
 
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