Pool B

Interchange <->

Fecal loss (bile acids and neutral sterols)

Dietary cholesterol

FIGURE 2-16 Diagrammatic representation of body pools of cholesterol. Modified from a similar figure by Goad, L. J. (1975). In "Biochemistry of Steroid Hormones" (H. L. J. Makin, ed.), p. 34. Blackwell, Oxford.

TABLE 2-4 Factors Influencing Cholesterol Synthesis in the Liver

Decrease synthesis

Increase synthesis


Growth hormone




Thyroid hormone




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