Table 3

Breakdown of whole-body cholesterol synthesis
Compartment Cholesterol synthesised
Whole-Body (70 kg man) 700 mg/day
Peripheral Tissue 441 mg/day (70% of whole-body)
Intestine 49 mg/day(10% of peripheral)
Liver 210 mg/day

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Mc Auley et al. BMC Systems Biology 2012 6:130   doi:10.1186/1752-0509-6-130

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