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
(The concentration of) cholesterol present in the blood (frequently attributive).
= cholesterol level.
(Of food) containing no (or very little) cholesterol.
Containing a high concentration or large amount of cholesterol.
The concentration or amount of cholesterol in the blood; a measurement of this.
Aware of the health risks relating to cholesterol; concerned about one's own cholesterol level.
(Especially of a drug or food) capable of reducing the cholesterol level of the blood.