It often happens that simple interpretations, with little commitment, triumph among the people, precisely because of their emptiness. You will always have to be suspicious of simple statements. Things, neither in nature, nor in society, happen only as a function of a property, characteristic or element. Normally, a cocktail of them are the ones that intervene and decide. We are constantly living it.
In food, it often happens that definitive reasons are attributed to foods as curative, harmful or innocuous, with a frivolity that borders on irrationality. But we have to accept that they are in widespread use. It is as if a visor prevents us from seeing with the slightest clarity.
Thus, properties attributed to food or elements that make it up have been stigmatized or consecrated, for no other reason than some statement that someone, without necessarily the proper authority, formulated in God knows what circumstances.
Cholesterol is one of those components that everyone talks about and few write with enough credit. When little cholesterol is ingested with the diet, which is normal, the liver synthesizes what is missing from saturated fatty acids of 12, 14, 16 carbon atoms. But if more is ingested than necessary, the liver synthesizes less; therefore, it was easy to regulate it. Another thing is that cholesterol can come in addition to this food source from two other sources, which we must take into account.
The genetic origin, almost always familiar: these are individuals who have an alteration in a part of their genome and manufacture large amounts of cholesterol, thus reaching very important and severe cholesterolemias.
Secondary origin to a pathology related to certain metabolic disorders, such as diabetes, thyroid diseases and others, which secondarily produce an elevation in the synthesis of cholesterol.
Denying cholesterol is an excess that reveals ignorance in its reference. It requires pondering, not just anatemization. Why is cholesterol so important? Because we need it for many functions. First of all for plastic purposes, that is, to make cellular structures. The membranes of all cells contain variable amounts of cholesterol, where it performs very important physicochemical functions by helping to control and regulate the permeability of the membrane, and ultimately, regulate what enters and leaves the cell. No more no less. A world without cholesterol is not conceivable. Neither is it with him, in excess. The usual is not a whim, the weighting. Diversity, variety, restraint and weighting. Little by little.