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Cholesterol: 2 Research-Backed Benefits

Cholesterol is an important component found in all our cells. It belongs to the family of sterols.

Cholesterol is needed to make some hormones, like vitamin D, and substances that help you digest foods.

In this article, we list claims of potential benefits and/or side-effects of cholesterol that we have found research on. Every claim is listed with all of its sources. We get these claims from our Nutrition Tool.

We also have an article about cholesterol named What Is Cholesterol & What Foods Can I Find It In? if you're interested in learning more.

Research-Backed Beneficial Claims Of Cholesterol

These are some of the potential research-backed health benefits of cholesterol.

1. Cell Health

Cholesterol - Cell Health

About this claim

A cell is the smallest unit of life. They provide structure for the body, taking nutrients from food, and carry out functions. Our cells require nutrients to function optimally. According to research, some specific nutrients can beneficially affect your cells. Healthy cells are vital for your overall health.

Research sources for this claim

You are welcome to explore 36 other nutrients that share this research-backed claim in our nutrition tool.

2. Hormones

Cholesterol - Hormones

About this claim

Keeping your hormones healthy is key to an overall good health. Research is telling us about key nutrients that can help us achieve healthy hormones in balance.

Research sources for this claim

You are welcome to explore 12 other nutrients that share this research-backed claim in our nutrition tool.

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Sara Niemelä

co-founder Care Omnia, Head Content Creator




Sara
Niemelä

I’m a wife and a mother of three. I enjoy the outdoors, cooking, and spending time with my family.

Nutrition is my passion. I've spent thousands upon thousands of hours reading, analyzing, categorizing and comparing research studies.