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The Main Functions Of Cholesterol

Cholesterol has three main functions: helps produce hormones, a building block for cells and assists in bile production in the liver. Lisa Klein-Davis, Physician Assistant with Miami Cardiac & Vascular Institute, affirms people's body produces enough cholesterol that it needs, to be able to do all of these functions that are essential. Dr. Jonathan Fialkow, Chief Population Health Officer with Baptist Health South Florida, explains cholesterol is mostly made in the body. Excess cholesterol can cause inflammation if it is built up in the arteries. Excess of it is removed by the body. If it efficiently clears the excess, people have a low cholesterol level, he affirms.

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