This is from a Canadian health site I was looking at:
"There are two sources of the cholesterol found in the human body:
Dietary: Derived from the animal foods that we eat. Plant foods do not contain cholesterol (one reason that a vegetarian diet may be healthy). Foods that are free of cholesterol may be quite high in other fats (eg triglycerides). This is an important fact, because eating foods that contain too much of these fats may cause your levels of cholesterol to increase, as the body can synthesize cholesterol using them.
Synthesis: Most of the cells of the body can make cholesterol from simple compounds. The liver is particularly active in this process. It secretes cholesterol into the blood, mainly attached to LDL. The LDL finds its way to various tissues, and delivers its cholesterol to their cells. When cholesterol eventually leaves these tissues, it is attached to HDL, which directs cholesterol to the liver, partly for excretion from the body via the bile and intestines. "
I also found this on another site:
"What about cholesterol?
Like other vegetable fats palm oil is free from cholesterol."
AND this one:
"What Coconut Oil DOES NOT Do: * Does not contain cholesterol. * Does not increase blood cholesterol level. "
Vegans live longer because there is no cholesterol in our diets