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Cholesterol producers

Cholesterol producers

Overview

Cholesterol is a waxy, fat-like material that is found in all parts of the body. It comes from two sources our liver produces it, and we consume it in animal products.

Review Date 4/30/2019

Updated by: Emily Wax, RD, CDN, University of Virginia Health System, Charlottesville, VA. Also reviewed by David Zieve, MD, MHA, Medical Director, Brenda Conaway, Editorial Director, and the A.D.A.M. Editorial team.