Cholesterol and lipids play an important role in our health. It is a complicated and complex subject. We cannot live healthy lives without cholesterol. Sex hormones are made from cholesterol. Simply put, cholesterol is necessary for our survival. Too much cholesterol can clog arteries and too little may result in severe illness.
A balance is very important. More import than the total cholesterol are the other measure like LDL's and HDL's. Having high HDL's is good while low LDL's are preferred. Ask your doctor for Homocysteine and VLDL testing. These are the more important markers.