Keep levels to 5 mmol

Cholesterol is a lipid (fatty chemical) that is made in the cells in your body. Many different cells make cholesterol but cells in the liver make about a quarter of the total. Although many foods contain cholesterol, it is poorly absorbed by the gut into the body. The ideal total cholesterol level for optimal health is 5.0 mmol/L or less; this reduces your risk of heart or cardiac-related illness.

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