From Wykepedia :-
(please note: we are talking about Healthy Cholesterol here, not polyunsaturateds)
"Within cells, CHOLESTEROL is also a precursor molecule for several biochemical pathways. For example, it is the precursor molecule for the synthesis of vitamin D and all steroid hormones, including the adrenal gland hormones cortisol and aldosterone, as well as the sex hormones progesterone, estrogens, and testosterone, and their derivatives. "
"Abnormally low levels of cholesterol are termed hypocholesterolemia. Research into the causes of this state is relatively limited, but some studies suggest a link with depression, cancer, and cerebral hemorrhage."
Cholesterol performs a myriad of other vital tasks in the body. It is one of the Building Blocks of the body.
So why has the British government been pedalling Low Fat Diet and Statins ?