What is cholesterol?
Cholesterol is an important component of cell membranes, hormones, and vitamin D. As Dr. Peter Attia, a leading expert on preventative health, says, “We eat, make, store, and excrete it.” . Specifically, cholesterol is a form of fat that is healthy for the body in the right amounts, but dangerous if found to be excessive.
Why is it included in the Cardiovascular Axis?
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
High cholesterol may indicate a risk of a serious cardiovascular problem. Causes may be lack of exercise, diet, or family history.
Where can I learn more?