October is National Cholesterol Awareness Month, but most people think they already know about cholesterol. Ask them, and they'll tell you it's bad, you should avoid it in your diet and that you want your blood cholesterol number to be lower.
Actually those three things are only about half true.
Your body makes cholesterol on its own. Good thing, because it serves some useful purposes in the body: cell structure, nerve function and so forth. Secondly, unless you eat no animal products...Full Story