What is Cholesterol?
Cholesterol is naturally produced in the liver and also absorbed from food as it passes through the intestines. Cholesterol. helps your body build new cells, insulate nerves, and produce hormones. Normally, the liver makes all the cholesterol the body needs. But cholesterol also enters your body from food, such as animal-based foods like milk, eggs, and meat. Too much cholesterol in your body is a risk factor for heart disease.