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User683207 said on 06 June 2012

Cholesterol is a critical chemical. It's a basic building block for virtually every body function. Without it or without adequate amounts, we suffer and die. It's required to create Vitamin D. It's required for nerve function, including all mental functions. Cell membranes would disintegrate without it. Sex hormones require it. Digestion requires it. Even the heart requires it. Since it's so necessary, it's clear lowering cholesterol levels too far must be harmful. It's so important that our bodies have a cholesterol-regulating function. When levels are too low, it's manufactured in the liver. Cholesterol is not fat. Fat and cholesterol bear virtually no resemblance to each other. Cholesterol is not made from fat.