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Is the amount of cholesterol the body produces affected by how much cholesterol you take in with food?

Here's a study in which they measured a decrease in endogenous cholesterol synthesis after various amounts of dietary cholesterol: Dietary Cholesterol Feeding Suppresses Human Cholesterol Synthesis ...
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Why do high cholesterol levels result in a buildup of fat in blood vessels?

The phrase "high cholesterol", and the measurement itself is a marker for high levels of a particular lipoprotein, Low density lipoprotein (LDL). Because cholesterol and triglycerides are not soluble ...
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What are the good and bad cholesterol ?

Original Answer (posted originally as a Comment) It is now accepted that high cholesterol causes atherosclerosis. Cholesterol a major component of the plaques that block arteries. 'Good' and 'bad' ...
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How does cholesterol affect the fluidity of a plasma membrane?

Cholesterol certainly affects plasma membrane fluidity. In 1978 Cooper found that increasing the ratio of cholesterol to phospholipids decreased the membrane fluidity. This also reduces membrane ...
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How can low cholesterol cause mortality?

What you have asked for is a causal answer to correlated findings. There is no cause-effect evidence (at least from my searching) showing low cholesterol will indeed cause stroke. Associations like ...
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How does LDL leave the circulatory system and enter the interstitial fluid to deliver cholesterol to cells?

Many biologists had the same question for a number of years. In the 1950s, Nobel Laureate George Palade identified small vesicles in endothelial cells and postulated a mechanism whereby these vesicles ...
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What are the good and bad cholesterol ?

The question as stated is unclear as to what is being asked. If the question is whether ingested cholesterol from whatever source is good or bad, then the answer is that dietary cholesterol is ...
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How does cholesterol affect the fluidity of a plasma membrane?

In High temperatures, cholesterol stabilises the plasma membrane through raising the melting point, meaning the degree of fluidity is kept the same. In Low temperatures, cholesterol intercalates ...
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Is the amount of cholesterol the body produces affected by how much cholesterol you take in with food?

This question has also been answered on MedicalSciences.SE: "The net daily synthesis of cholesterol is equal to the amount of cholesterol lost in the feces minus the dietary cholesterol" ...
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