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Cholesterol 101 for Seniors

Sep 27th, 2010 | By Sharon Shaw Elrod MSW EdD | Category: Senior Moments Blog

If you’re like me, I have never been able to understand good and bad cholesterol and keep it straight in my head. And lipids? What’s that got to do with cholesterol?

Well, here are some answers, and I finally have it straight.

Lipids: lipids are the fats in your blood stream; we all have them and they are necessary for good health; but when they get unbalanced, we could be in for trouble.

Cholesterol: waxy, sticky stuff that attaches to proteins in the lipids in your blood stream; cholesterol is required for building healthy cells, but like chocolate,