What produces cholesterol?

Answer You receive cholesterol from two sources--your body produces cholesterol in addition to the cholesterol in food you consume. Too much cholesterol can increase your risk of medical problems such as ... Read More »

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What organ produces cholesterol?

The liver produces the majority of the body's cholesterol. Along with manufacturing approximately 1,000 mg of cholesterol per day, the liver removes a portion of excess cholesterol from the bloodst... Read More »

What does it mean if someone has high blood HDL Cholesterol and low LDL Cholesterol levels?

These are SUPER good numbers. HDL is 'Good' cholesterol, you want to be over 40 on this one. Your HDL is SUPER high for a male.LDL is 'Bad' cholesterol. You want to be ideally below 100 on this ... Read More »

What is the difference between food cholesterol&blood cholesterol?

Your food's cholesterol content adds to the cholesterol that your body naturally produces. Knowing the difference between food cholesterol and blood cholesterol and how they interact can help you k... Read More »

How long does it take for cholesterol medicine to begin lowering my cholesterol?

On One Hand: Some Lower Cholesterol QuicklyThere are four basic categories of cholesterol treating medications: statins, fibrates, resins and nicotinic acid (niacin). Statins such as Lipitor® (ato... Read More »