Cholesterol – The Essential Nutrient

Phlebotomist drawing blood from a patient for a cholesterol test.

Cholesterol is absolutely essential for: Brain structure and function Every cell membrane All nerve function Many hormones: pregnenelone, androstenedione, DHEA, estrogen, progesterone, aldosterone, cortisol, testosterone Ultimately for immune health & energy Ability to make vitamin D when exposed to sun! Deficiency of cholesterol in utero leads to Autism Pyloric stenosis Mental retardation Failure to thrive […]