High cholesterol is one of the predisposing conditions to cardiovascular
disease. It is important not just to cut out fats in order to lower cholesterol
levels, because there are some fats that are essential to health, and which in
themselves actually help the body to produce the right sort of cholesterol.
Cholesterol is an important starting material for the synthesis of other very
important substances in the body, such as hormones, and so it must be present
at a suitable level and in the right form. Nutritional therapy can help to
create a healthy level of good cholesterol.