“The human body is efficient in that it regularly creates many of the substances it needs to be healthy and to function properly. These substances include hormones, chemicals, vitamins and even cholesterol. These days, the word cholesterol carries with it a negative connotation due to “bad” cholesterol being one of the primary causes of cardiac and vascular disease. In general, “good” cholesterol and the vital roles that it plays within the body are often overlooked. So, what exactly is cholesterol – good and bad, how does it help us, and how does it cause disease? What preventive steps can we take to reduce our chances of developing a life-threatening disease caused by hypercholesterolemia? In this article, we will explore these answers and offer helpful tips and information regarding this subject.”