Cholesterol in Human Body: Importance and Dosage

  • Florentina GÎRBOIU “Dunarea de Jos” University of Galati, Romania
  • Alina Crina MUREŞAN “Dunarea de Jos” University of Galati, Romania
Keywords: cholesterol, low-density lipoproteins (LDL), high-density lipoproteins (HDL), Cobas Integra 400 Plus


For a healthy life, specialists recommend us to take care of what food we eat and to what extent we do it and how we approach a satisfying lifestyle. Cholesterol is not a bad thing, but often, in large quantities it becomes dangerous for human body. The medical world is faced with frequent changes in the concept of "normal values" of cholesterol, but also with a continuously developing pharmaceutical industry in this field, and the tendency is in this sense, towards an  individualized treatment. This aspect in presented in our paper, which aims to describe the role of cholesterol in the functioning of human body; preventing the occurrence of heart diseases due increasing the level of cholesterol in the body and creating a healthy lifestyle that can reduce cholesterol levels. The paper presents some case studies on laboratory investigations of values cholesterol that includes determinations, studying and the research of medical equipment (Cobas Integra 400 Plus analyser), but also the results obtained during practice in the medical analysis laboratory.

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How to Cite
GÎRBOIU F, MUREŞAN AC. Cholesterol in Human Body: Importance and Dosage. The Annals of “Dunarea de Jos” University of Galati. Fascicle IX, Metallurgy and Materials Science [Internet]. 15Dec.2023 [cited 25May2024];46(4):56-2. Available from:

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