Cholesterol is treated like a 4-letter word sometimes, but the truth is that the soft waxy substance is essential for your health. Your body produces it to build cell walls everywhere--including inside your brain, nerves, muscles, skin, liver, intestines, and heart. Cholesterol is also used to produce hormones, and to make the bile acids that help digest food.
But problems arise when there's too much "bad" LDL cholesterol and not enough "good" HDL cholesterol. The LDL kind pumps your artery...Full Story