Molecule of the Week
This molecule was originally selected on October 18, 2004
Regarding this week’s selected substance:
Cholesterol strengthens cell walls, helps
the body digest fat, and serves as a building block for hormones. The
human liver makes its own cholesterol, and animal-derived foods are a
dietary source. In the liver, cholesterol molecules bind to protein molecules
to form lipoproteins that can travel through the bloodstream.
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