Cholesterol (different types)

Families, Food and Fitness June 01, 2009 Print Friendly and PDF

High blood cholesterol is a risk factor in the development of coronary heart disease. Most of the cholesterol that is found in the blood is manufactured by the body, in the liver, at a rate of about 800 to 1,500 milligrams a day. By comparison, the average American consumes 300 to 450 milligrams daily in foods.

Reprinted from the International Food Information Council Foundation, (2009)