The last measurement of "cholesterol" in my system was 287mg/dl...a perfectly normal reading for me. The range of the concentration has run from 275 to 324 over the last four decades. Ultrasonographs of my carotid arteries and abdominal aorta at five bifurcations show minimal deposits of atheromatous plaque in four areas and one area of moderate deposit. My present age is 72 and I don't expect to die of heart disease.
I believe a recent review of the Framingham studies that led to the purported cholesterol/heart disease link has shown that the data had been turned on its head; the data revisited indicated that the higher one's cholesterol levels the longer one lived and the better one felt, particularly older women.
It seems odd to me that a compound essential for one's existence can be considered "toxic"....
The third ultrasonographic examination of my carotids after 36 months on high-dose vitamin C, 10 grams per day, has resulted in a most interesting development: The the thickness of the intima of my carotid arteries has increased significantly with no reduction in arterial elasticity or reduction of the area of the lumen! For all intents and purposes I have younger and stronger carotids than I did three years ago!