"Having too much cholesterol" has become a serious public health problem mentioned daily in the media and our daily life.

However, in reasonable quantities, cholesterol is essential to the body's good performance. But when its levels are too high, cholesterol becomes harmful to our health.
More than 20% of British people suffer from an excess of cholesterol and nearly 5 million take medicine to fight cholesterol.

What is the use of cholesterol? Where does it come from? How is it transported? What is a good and a bad cholesterol? What is the use of vegetal sterols? What are the health risks of an excess in cholesterol? What are the means at our disposal to fight against this plague? How can we decrease cardiovascular risks? Which food should we eat? Which should be avoided? ...

We assess the cholesterol situation in the following pages
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