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For years cholesterol has been a major concern for millions of people around the world This fear of cholesterol has led to many consultations with specialists like physicians and nutritionists It seems that there is a great misconception about this molecule A majority of the population is conscious of the harm that it can cause but they are not aware that it has pertinent values to our body There are two major forms that cholesterol comes in 1 low density lipoprotein which is generally considered bad cholesterol and 2 high density lipoprotein which is known as good cholesterol Although given these names there is nothing inherently good or bad about them This research will clarify a lot of the misconceptions that are associated with cholesterol and the overall effect that cholesterol has on the human body Cholesterol is a soft fat like substance made up of carbon hydrogen and oxygen that is found in all the bodys cells and is used to form cell membranes manufacture hormones and other necessary substances It is an organic compound belonging to the sterol family that also encompasses steroidsCholesterol is produced two ways The first is by the liver The liver produces about 50000000000000000 cholesterol molecules a second Body Mechanics 1 or about 1000 mg of cholesterol a day The second is by the intake of the foods eaten like animal fats saturated and polysaturated fats such as cheese lard egg yolks red or marbled meat pork processed meat gravies palm or coconut oil deep fried foods whole milk butter etc This second process is accountable for another 400 mg - 500 mg of cholesterol a day Once eaten the cholesterol in the food goes into the intestines to await digestion Chylomicrons fatty particles containing mainly triglycerides but also cholesterol phospholipids and protein are produced in the intestinal wall Arthersclerosis 3 Once the chylomicrons enter the bloodstream they bind to receptors on the capillaries A large percentage of triglycerides
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