• Dietary cholesterol is in food from an animal origin and tends to raise blood cholesterol resulting in an increased risk of heart disease.


    Dietary cholesterol is a waxy solid found in all animals that aids in the synthesis of bile acids, hormones and vitamins.


    An excess of cholesterol in the blood leads to an increase risk of heart disease and/or heart attacks.

    LDL and HDL

    Dietary cholesterol increases both LDL (bad cholesterol) and HDL (good cholesterol) counts in the body; however, the fraction between the two vary immensely between people.

    Plasma Cholesterol

    Dietary cholesterol raises the level of plasma cholesterol in the body, which can lead to heart disease and/or heart attacks.


    Reducing dietary cholesterol can be accomplished by limiting the intake of saturated fats.


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