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Monday, February 18, 2008

Cholesterol in Animal Foods (Nutritions Tools)

This tool gives us the break up of how much cholesterol, fat and saturated fat is present in a specifc food item

A few interesting facts :

Cholesterol is a fat like substance produced mainly in the liver.

It's main function is to make cell membrane and produce certain hormones.

Foods with a high cholesterol content are always of animal-origin, like beef, pork, mutton, eggs, milk, butter, etc.

Hypercholesterolemia is a major risk factor for coronary heart disease, which leads to heart attack

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