Dr. Mercola. How to Make Sense of Your Cholesterol Levels.
Cholesterol is a compound of the sterol type found in most body tissues, including the blood and the nerves. Cholesterol and its derivatives are important constituents of cell membranes and precursors of other steroid compounds, but high concentrations in the blood (mainly derived from animal fats in the diet) are thought to promote atherosclerosis.
<img src="http://media.mercola.com/assets/images/infographic/cholesterol-levels-infographic.png" alt="cholesterol levels infographic" border="0" style="max-width:100%; min-width:300px; margin: 0 auto 20px auto; display:block;"><p style="max-width:800px; min-width:300px; margin:0 auto; text-align:center;">Learn the better indicator of heart disease risk than just your total cholesterol - plus the dangers of statins and the need to supplement with CoQ10 if you're taking these cholesterol-lowering drugs - through our infographic "<a href="http://www.mercola.com/infographics/cholesterol-levels.htm">How to Make Sense of Your Cholesterol Levels</a>." Visit our infographic page for the high-res version.</p>