Cholesterol. Definition

Medical Definition: Cholesterol

Waxy substance, similar to the fat that makes the liver is in the blood and all body cells. Cholesterol is important for good health and is needed to make the walls of cells, tissues, hormones, vitamin D and bile acid. Cholesterol also comes from eating animal foods such as egg yolks, meat and dairy products made with whole milk. When there is too much cholesterol in the blood can accumulate in the walls of blood vessels, blocking blood flow to tissues and organs, and increase the risk of heart disease and stroke.

* Automatic translation