Cholesterol and Infections

Lowering cholesterol could help the body fight of viral infections. It has been found that once a hey hormone is stimulated upon infection, can lower cholesterol and deprive the infection of sustenance, and won’t allow it to grow.

Cholesterol produced by the body is needed for viruses and certain bacteria to grow. Limiting the body’s production of cholesterol would therefore possible stop the viruses from thriving. Scientists say that it could be possible to use cholesterol lowering drugs to fight off infection and boost the immune system.