Definitions for "Dietary cholesterol"
Because cholesterol is manufactured in all animals, it is only found in foods of animal origin including meat, fish, poultry, eggs and dairy products. Plant foods, such as grains, fruits and vegetables, contain no dietary cholesterol. It's currently thought that dietary cholesterol plays less of a role in raising blood cholesterol than saturated fat.
A waxy substance (fat) found in animal products. Consuming high quantities of dietary cholesterol may contribute to plaque buildup in the arteries.
A crucial waxy substance that is found in animal cells. Response of blood cholesterol to its consumption is highly variable.