Hi, the liver produces 70-80% of the cholesterol required by the body and only 20-30% are consumed from food. Therefore it is imporatnt to keep the liver healthy. One of the reasons why cholesterol reducing drugs (statin drugs) damage the liver over long term use and care must be taken over it.
One of the best ways to keep cholesterol down is to use botanical (phyto-sterols) oils rich in Omega 3 and 6. It is, in my opinion, much better than fish oil which is an animal source. The sterols (campesterols, sitosterols, oryzanol) are now recognised as a very important part of our diet. On the whole North Americans do not have sufficient Omega 3 since it is not produced by the body and therefore we must supplement.
Best botanical oils are "cold pressed" and should be blended from seeds. Tea tree seed oil, sunflower seed oil, avocado seed oil, corn oil, olive seed oil, rice bran oil, flax seed oil blended together make a great supplement. They are all unsaturated oils and must have minimal contact with air which oxidizes it or heat (hydrogenation) which makes them toxic and harmful. It contains high concentrations of Omega 3, 6 and 9 including the unique fatty acids (linoleic and linolenic acids). Helps overcome rhuematoid arthritis, gout, joint pains, and great for cell membrane developing including food for the brain cells. You can check out this site:
Very essential for babies and a reason why nutrition companies like Nestle are adding it to their baby formulae as well