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Cholesterol

  • By: Tyler Cymet
  • In: Encyclopedia of Global Health
  • Edited by: Yawei Zhang
  • Subject:Public Health (general), Public Health Education & Health Promotion

Cholesterol comes from and is needed to produce the cell membranes of living tissue. It does not dissolve in blood, and is a precursor to certain steroids such as cortisol, aldosterone, and vitamin D. A person's cholesterol level will go up ...

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