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The News Gazette featured College of Health Professions Professor Mary Opfer in "Healthy Eats: Keeping cholesterol in check"

03/03/2021

The News Gazette featured College of Health Professions Professor Mary Opfer in "Healthy Eats: Keeping cholesterol in check"

“Cholesterol is not all bad,” says registered dietitian Mary Opfer, a professor at Pace University in Pleasantville, New York. “We need a certain amount of cholesterol to help synthesize vitamin D, which is needed for bones and mineral metabolism and muscle tone, as well as immune system function. Cholesterol helps with cell membrane integrity; is a precursor to hormones that deal with stress; and protects the body against heart disease and cancer. And it’s needed to make the sex hormones testosterone, estrogen and progesterone.”

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