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The majority of the following article is excerpts from: Cholesterol: Friend or Foe written by Natasha Campbell-McBride, MD May 4 2008. It had so much great information I felt it was worth summarizing the key points. Thank you Dr Natasha!
 
If you believe the popular media, you would think that there is simply no level of cholesterol low enough. If you are over a certain age, you are likely to be tested for how much cholesterol you have in your blood. If it is higher than about 200 mg/100ml (5.1 mol/l), you will probably be prescribed a "cholesterol pill."
 
So let’s talk about cholesterol, is it our friend or our foe?  Every cell of every organ has cholesterol as a part of its structure. Cholesterol is an integral and very important part of our cell membranes, the membranes that enclose each of our cells, and also of the membranes surrounding all the organelles inside the cell. What is cholesterol doing there? A number of things like structural integrity.
 

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