What is cholesterol?
Cholesterol is an important component of cell membranes, hormones, and vitamin D. As Dr. Peter Attia says, “We eat, make, store, and excrete it.” 
Why is it included in the Cardiovascular Axis?
Excessive cholesterol is the “agent of disease” that causes plaques to be formed in your vasculature so quantifying its presence is a predictor of cardiovascular risk .
How can I better understand my results?
- Normal: Less than 170 mg/dL
- Above Normal: 170-200 mg/dL
- Out of Range: 200 mg/dL or above
Where can I learn more?
The American Heart Association’s Guide to Cholesterol
Peter Attia’s extensive series with Tom Dayspring, M.D., an expert in lipidology