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Cholesterol is a waxy, fat-like substance made in the liver, and found in the blood and in all cells of the body. Cholesterol is important for good health and is needed for making cell walls, tissues, hormones, vitamin D, and bile acid. Cholesterol also comes from eating foods taken from animals such as egg yolks, meat, and whole-milk dairy products. Too much cholesterol in the blood may build up in blood vessel walls, block blood flow to tissues and organs, and increase the risk of developing heart disease and stroke.
New study finds clear trend of HIV patients persisting with treatment longer than usual

New study finds clear trend of HIV patients persisting with treatment longer than usual

Study examines relationship between statin use and heart structure, function

Study examines relationship between statin use and heart structure, function

New study finds dramatic reorganization of the gut caused by weight loss surgery

New study finds dramatic reorganization of the gut caused by weight loss surgery

Researchers discover cardioprotective genetic variant in isolated Greek population

Researchers discover cardioprotective genetic variant in isolated Greek population

Moderate chocolate intake linked to lower risk of atrial fibrillation

Moderate chocolate intake linked to lower risk of atrial fibrillation

Cholesterol-lowering drugs may not extend lifespan in heart-healthy older adults, study finds

Cholesterol-lowering drugs may not extend lifespan in heart-healthy older adults, study finds

Researchers develop new biomedical polymer to treat atherosclerosis

Researchers develop new biomedical polymer to treat atherosclerosis

No such thing as “healthy obesity,” say experts

No such thing as “healthy obesity,” say experts

Researchers identify key inflammatory cells involved in nonalcoholic fatty liver disease

Researchers identify key inflammatory cells involved in nonalcoholic fatty liver disease

Ginger has beneficial effects against metabolic syndrome

Ginger has beneficial effects against metabolic syndrome

New analysis examines link beween sleep duration and cardiometabolic risk in young children

New analysis examines link beween sleep duration and cardiometabolic risk in young children

New findings pinpoint key feature of rare childhood disease that could help fast-track diagnosis

New findings pinpoint key feature of rare childhood disease that could help fast-track diagnosis

Computer-generated physician aims to help patients better understand test results

Computer-generated physician aims to help patients better understand test results

New method helps visualize, measure real-time lipid metabolism in living fish

New method helps visualize, measure real-time lipid metabolism in living fish

Secondhand smoke may have different effects on men and women, Amish community research finds

Secondhand smoke may have different effects on men and women, Amish community research finds

Study finds no increase in muscle-related symptoms when patients are unaware of taking statin therapy

Study finds no increase in muscle-related symptoms when patients are unaware of taking statin therapy

Social smokers' risk for high blood pressure and cholesterol is identical to regular users, study finds

Social smokers' risk for high blood pressure and cholesterol is identical to regular users, study finds

Exposure to cardiovascular risk factors in childhood linked to poorer learning, memory in midlife

Exposure to cardiovascular risk factors in childhood linked to poorer learning, memory in midlife

Liver transplant patients who take new anti-rejection drug gain less weight, study finds

Liver transplant patients who take new anti-rejection drug gain less weight, study finds

PCSK9 Inhibitors: Highlights barriers to new, breakthrough cholesterol-lowering drugs

PCSK9 Inhibitors: Highlights barriers to new, breakthrough cholesterol-lowering drugs