Cholesterol belongs to the family of steroid lipids and plays a fundamental role in our body.
It is an irreplaceable constituent of cell membranes and a precursor of hormones such as testosterone and estrogen, vitamin D and bile salts.
Total cholesterol is divided into HDL-high density (commonly called “good cholesterol”) and LDL-low density (also called “bad cholesterol”).
When the concentration of cholesterol in the blood exceeds the threshold levels it can turn into a dangerous enemy for our health.
A high level of cholesterol in the blood is a risk factor for the development of coronary and cardiovascular diseases.