Know the facts
What is cholesterol?
It’s a waxy, fat-like substance found throughout your body3
HDL vs LDL
There are different types of cholesterol including high-density lipoprotein (HDL) cholesterol, which is called good cholesterol, and low-density lipoprotein (LDL) cholesterol, which is called bad cholesterol3
Why we need it
Cholesterol is found in all cells of the body and is needed to help the body function normally3
Where does cholesterol come from?
It comes from two sources: your body and your diet3
75% of cholesterol is produced by your liver and cells3
25% of cholesterol comes from the foods you eat (most excess cholesterol comes from your diet)3