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His blood work showed high cholesterol, sucky liver enzymes, and a lot of white blood cells, which meant he had an infection somewhere, plus his blood pressure was through the roof.
Laurie Halse Anderson  --  The Impossible Knife of Memory
  a fatty substance made by the body and consumed in animal food products; important in the study of heart disease
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Strongly Associated with:   HDL, LDL
There are two main types of cholesterol:

HDL (good cholesterol) is thought to offer some protection from heart disease.

LDL (bad cholesterol) is thought to cause heart disease by encouraging plaque build-up on arteries (atherosclerosis).

HDL stands for "high-density lipoproteins" while LDL stands for "low-density lipoproteins".
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  • His blood work showed high cholesterol, sucky liver enzymes, and a lot of white blood cells, which meant he had an infection somewhere, plus his blood pressure was through the roof.
    Laurie Halse Anderson  --  The Impossible Knife of Memory
  • My doctor gets angry at me because I can’t even handle a yearly blood test for, like, cholesterol."
    Gillian Flynn  --  Gone Girl
  • Medicine for arthritis and high blood pressure and high cholesterol, some taken with food and some without, and I’m told that I must always carry nitroglycerine pills in my pocket, in the event I ever again feel that searing pain in my chest.
    Nicholas Sparks  --  The Longest Ride
  • It’ll collect data on your heart rate, blood pressure, cholesterol, heat flux, caloric intake, sleep duration, sleep quality, digestive efficiency, on and on.
    Dave Eggers  --  The Circle

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  • They were very much concerned with cholesterol.
    Sharon Creech  --  Walk Two Moons
  • It’s full of cholesterol!"
    Anne Tayler  --  A Spool of Blue Thread
  • I worried it was going to raise his cholesterol, eating all those eggs, and I asked Dr. Bashiri during one of Baba’s appointments.
    Khaled Hosseini  --  And The Mountains Echoed
  • The whole Poghril tribe had died out from famine except for one last man who died of cholesterol poisoning some weeks later.
    Douglas Adams  --  The Hitchhiker’s Guide to the Galaxy
  • I got anxiety, depression, degenerating kneecaps, bursitis, bulged discs in my back, diabetes, osteoporosis, high blood pressure, cholesterol.
    Rebecca Skloot  --  The Immortal Life of Henrietta Lacks
  • This was the 1950s, years before the advent of cholesterol-lowering drugs and aggressive measures to prevent heart disease.
    Malcolm Gladwell  --  Outliers

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  • What’s your cholesterol level?
    Malcolm Gladwell  --  Blink
  • The next morning, Miss Hastings and I, and all of the Caldwell family, enjoyed a huge breakfast of monumental cholesterol before 6:00 a.
    Jim Stovall  --  The Ultimate Gift
  • At seventy-seven, her mother had none of the common geriatric problems, arthritis, high cholesterol, or osteoporosis.
    Amy Tan  --  The Bonesetter’s Daughter
  • Because of my recent illness and my history of high blood pressure, I had been put on a strict low-cholesterol diet.
    Nelson Mandela  --  Long Walk to Freedom
  • My doctor always told me I needed extra cholesterol in my diet.
    Nicholas Sparks  --  True Believer
  • It’s hard to imagine what it would be like to touch human skin without greasy cholesterol.
    Thomas Mann  --  The Magic Mountain
  • "You’re going to make my cholesterol go up," Derek said.
    Walter Dean Myers  --  Slam!
  • When I came out of it I received the usual lecture about slowing up, losing weight, limiting the cholesterol intake.
    John Steinbeck  --  Travels with Charley
  • Sue teased her husband about his cholesterol and tried, unsuccessfully, to shame him into eating something green and leafy.
    Stephenie Meyer  --  New Moon
  • Amid a barrage of criticism over the amount of cholesterol in their fries, McDonald’s switched to pure vegetable oil in 1990.
    Eric Schlosser  --  Fast Food Nation
  • I thought it was odd that she baked all those pies when she seemed so concerned about cholesterol.
    Sharon Creech  --  Walk Two Moons
    Sharon Creech  --  Walk Two Moons
  • "Cholesterol," Phoebe said.
    Sharon Creech  --  Walk Two Moons
  • Low-calorie and no cholesterol.
    Sharon Creech  --  Walk Two Moons
  • She never mentioned the cholesterol in all those pies and brownies her mother made.
    Sharon Creech  --  Walk Two Moons
  • Phoebe said, "It was probably because of all that cholesterol sitting heavily on their stomachs."
    Sharon Creech  --  Walk Two Moons
  • —but sometimes, Phoebe, I feel like dumping your cholesterol-free body out the window.
    Sharon Creech  --  Walk Two Moons
  • Inside the box were all the evils in the world, such as hatred, envy, plagues, sickness, and cholesterol.
    Sharon Creech  --  Walk Two Moons
  • In spite of all her wild tales and her cholesterol-madness and her annoying comments, there was something about Phoebe that was like a magnet.
    Sharon Creech  --  Walk Two Moons
  • Cholesterol.
    Sharon Creech  --  Walk Two Moons
  • Many of the choices are low-fat, low-cholesterol.
    Amy Tan  --  The Bonesetter’s Daughter
  • I walked past the community hall, where a roomful of seniors were listening to a string quartet of high school students in formal attire; past the multipurpose room with its computers and bookshelves and domino sets, past the bulletin board and its array of tips and announcements—Did you know that soy can reduce your bad cholesterol?
    Khaled Hosseini  --  And The Mountains Echoed
  • First of all, there’s the cholesterol—"
    Sharon Creech  --  Walk Two Moons
  • I don’t know if you’re aware of this, but men should really be careful about their cholesterol."
    Sharon Creech  --  Walk Two Moons
  • There’s cholesterol on the beans."
    Sharon Creech  --  Walk Two Moons
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