Most people hear the word Cholesterol and think it to be something bad for the body. The reality is more complex and cholesterol is not as bad as it is made out to be. If so, the liver would not be producing 80% of the body’s cholesterol.
You may have heard the terms “lipids” and “cholesterol” used interchangeably, and assumed they meant the same thing. Lipids are fat-like molecules that circulate in your bloodstream. They can also be found in cells and tissues throughout your body. Cholesterol is actually part lipid, part protein. This is why the different kinds of cholesterol are called lipoproteins. Another type of lipid is a triglyceride.