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What is cholesterol ?
Cholesterol is a substance, that's only found in animal food. It's found in egg yolks, meat and milk. It's a very essential substance, as it's the precursor of many hormones. It's also used to repair damage in the arteries and to maintain the right consistency of cell membrames.
When we eat starches and sugars, the cell membrames turn liquid and cholesterol is then produced to balance it, i.e. to turn them more solid again. When we eat cholesterol from animal sources, the body recognizes this and starts to produce less cholesterol.
Cholesterol is not the cause, but the result of damaged arteries
It's a misconception to think that cholesterol causes damage to the arteries. Yes, it's found in the residue of the damaged arteries, but so are calcium and other substances. The cholesterol is there because it's used to repair the arteries. High cholesterol levels aren't bad at all, but they reflect that something else is wrong. You're probably eating too many refined foods, like refined starches, sugars and fats (margarine, vegetable oils). These foods cause the cell membrames to liquify and cholesterol is used to resolidify these membrames. The liver is instructed to produce more cholesterol once the sugar levels in the blood rise.
The solution is very easy: Stop eating refined foods and start eating a natural diet and don't be afraid to eat cholesterol. Eat enough egg-yolks, animal fat, animal meat, butter, cheese made from raw milk (farmer's cheese) as these contain healthy cholesterol and the body will automatically produce less cholesterol. The net Result is that the cholesterol levels will stay equal or even drop.
A more detailed view on cholesterol
I think cholesterol is a result of damaged arteries.
The arteries get damaged in any of the following ways:
A very interesting study shows that cholesterol profiles improve a lot on an Atkins-style diet. "Rather than going kaflooey, their cholesterol, triglycerides, blood pressure and ominous bloodstream inflammation generally improve, perhaps even more than on the standard diet." is written in this interesting article on CBS News.