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can you please explain why cholesterol is important for your health and the function of your body?

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Dr. Elden Rand
21 years experience Cardiology
Basis for hormones: Cholesterol is the basic molecule that is used to make many other necessary hormones such as estradiol, dhea, cortisol, aldosterone and many others. Cholesterol is also a vital component in cell membranes.
Answered on May 11, 2013

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