Cholesterol Articles

Get ready to say goodbye to cholesterol confusion. Get the facts, healthier living tips and more.

What is cholesterol?   Cholesterol is a type of steroid that circulates in the blood (and it is also part of some fats). It plays a pivotal role in generating hormones, and it helps create...

Cholesterol is a wax-like substance produced by your liver and found in all parts of your body. It is also present in foods, particularly meats, high-fat dairy products, egg yolks and certain fish....

You’ve fasted somewhere between 9 to 12 hours and had your blood drawn to check your cholesterol levels. And now the result, formally known as the lipid profile, is in. Except, it reads like a...

Get ready to say good-bye to cholesterol confusion:   Q: What are plant sterols and why do I need them? A: Plant sterols are natural compounds that can help block the absorption of...

Q: I just found out that I have high cholesterol. What's the first thing I should do regarding my diet?   A: Finding out that you have high cholesterol is an eye-opening and alarming event...

Are you having a hard time coping? Feel like you've lost control over your finances, family duties or other important areas of your life? Depressed? If stress and emotional distress have become a way...

Q: What are plant sterols and how do they affect cholesterol?   A: Plant sterols and stanols (also called phytosterols and phytostanols) are compounds naturally present in small amounts in...