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cholesterol US English

A compound of the sterol type found in most body tissues, including the blood and the nerves. Cholesterol and its derivatives are important constituents of cell membranes and precursors of other steroid compounds, but high concentrations in the blood (mainly derived from animal fats in the diet) are thought to promote atherosclerosis

blood cholesterol US English

(The concentration of) cholesterol present in the blood (frequently attributive).

cholesterol count US English

= cholesterol level.

cholesterol-free US English

(Of food) containing no (or very little) cholesterol.

cholesterol-laden US English

Containing a high concentration or large amount of cholesterol.

cholesterol level US English

The concentration or amount of cholesterol in the blood; a measurement of this.

cholesterol-conscious US English

Aware of the health risks relating to cholesterol; concerned about one's own cholesterol level.

cholesterol-lowering US English

(Especially of a drug or food) capable of reducing the cholesterol level of the blood.