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What is the difference between cholesterol and calories?

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Dr. Gurmukh Singh
Pathology 49 years experience
Chemical and fuel: Cholesterol is a chemical made by the body as well taken in food and is essential for many body functions, high levels are associated with heart disease. Calorie is a measure of the fuel or energy in food. A gram of carbohydrate or protein has 4 calories and a gram of fat has 9 calories, one gram of alcohol has 7 calories.

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