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What is Cholesterol? – Basic explanation

What is cholesterol?
Cholesterol is a chemical compound with a combination of lipid (fat) and steroids. About 75-80% of cholesterol in the body is produced by the liver. The other 20-25 % comes from the foods of animal origin like meat, poultry, fish, eggs and dairy products.

Cholesterol is required to form the cell membranes. It also helps the liver to produce bile acids which necessary for digestion of fats and the absorption of fat-soluble vitamins (Vitamin A, D, E, and K). Besides that, cholesterol is used to manufacture vitamin D and steroids hormones such as sex hormones.
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How to prevent cervical cancer?

It’s good to prevent cervical cancer as cervical cancer is difficult to be spotted. To prevent cervical cancer, first we need to prevent HPV infections, as most of the cervical cancer is caused by HPV infection.
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What is HPV (human papilllomavirus)?

HPV also known as Human papillomavirus. It’s a family of more than 100 HPV viruses. HPV virus spread thru skin to skin contact. If infected by HPV virus, it takes months and years to appear or symptoms may never appear.

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