Opinion Article - Journal of Food Technology and Preservation (2023) Volume 7, Issue 3
Cholesterol demystified: Separating fact from fiction and its impact on your health.
Cholesterol deposition, also known as cholesterol accumulation, occurs when excess cholesterol is stored in the body's tissues. Cholesterol is a type of lipid, or fat, that is important for many bodily functions, but when there is too much of it, it can lead to health problems. One of the most common places where cholesterol deposition occurs is in the arteries. When there is too much cholesterol in the blood, it can build up on the walls of the arteries, forming plaques. Over time, these plaques can narrow the arteries, leading to atherosclerosis, a condition that can increase the risk of heart attack, stroke, and other cardiovascular diseases. Cholesterol deposition can also occur in other parts of the body, such as the liver, which can lead to non-alcoholic fatty liver disease (NAFLD) and other liver problems.Author(s): Chenqui Xui*