10KeyThings Cholesterol guide

Cholesterol

  • What is Cholesterol?

Cholesterol is a component of fat. Contrary to the popular belief, cholesterol is not entirely harmful, and it is a crucial part of membranes of the cells. It is required for the production vitamin D and is also an important component of some hormones although high amounts of Cholesterol increases the chances of heart diseases.

  • What are the Sources of Cholesterol?

‘Meat, fish, egg yolks, chicken and dairy products’ are the common sources of cholesterol.

  • How much Cholesterol should I take?

The AHA recommends that cholesterol should be consumed 300 milligrams per day. For people with heart conditions, it is advised to consume less than 200 mg per day.

  • What can happen if I Dont take Cholesterol?

Deficiency of cholesterol can cause anxiety, bipolar disorder, and gastrointestinal infections and in extreme cases can also lead to violent behaviour, Parkinson’s disease and susceptibility to tuberculosis.


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