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Cholesterol (Part 2 of 5) (Scroll for earlier parts of this series)

Cholesterol is actually an essential part of your body, used to produce cell membranes, steroid hormones, vitamin D and the bile acids your body needs to digest fat. Your brain needs cholesterol to function properly, as does your immune system, and if a cell becomes damaged, it needs cholesterol in order to be repaired.  Cholesterol may play a role in dental implant healing.

In fact, making excess cholesterol is actually your body’s response to inflammation, which it does to help heal and repair your cells. So if you have high cholesterol you probably have high inflammation levels too.

Next “TIP” in series: Is Cholesterol Bad for your Heart?

“TIPS” are informational only.  See a physician for personal and individualized counseling.

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