Fats / Lipids
Dietary cholestrol only has a SMALL effect on blood cholestrol as it has to be resynthesised in the body after breakdown. Why is cholestrol important in the diet?
Cholestrol plays a number of roles in the body no the least of which is involvement in the structure of cell membranes. As well, cholestrol provides the 'base' for the steroid hormones, testosterone, estrogen, progesterone and others are synthesised out of cholestrol in the body.