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How does the body get cholesterol?

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The body gets cholesterol in two ways: 80% of it is made by the liver, and the rest comes from the food you eat. Cholesterol is found in foods from animal products like meat, cheese, poultry, or fish.

SOURCES: 

American Heart Association. 

Heartcenteronline.com. 

National Cholesterol Education Program.

Reviewed by Suzanne R. Steinbaum on February 20, 2017

SOURCES: 

American Heart Association. 

Heartcenteronline.com. 

National Cholesterol Education Program.

Reviewed by Suzanne R. Steinbaum on February 20, 2017

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