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By Yaakov Levine
Chronicle contributor 

Nutritionally Speaking: Do we need cholesterol?

 

August 1, 2019

I am asked daily about alternatives to prescription medications for lowering cholesterol levels. I have found this question to be a great lead-in for some education about the benefits (yes, benefits) of cholesterol and the many ways to support healthy cholesterol levels. As I wrote in a recent column, our fat-soluble vitamins, A,D,E and K are critical ingredients for optimal health, and cholesterol is an integral part of the picture.

Our bodies are made up of billions of cells, and each one of them produces cholesterol. If we did not have cholesterol and saturated fats in our cells, we woul...



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