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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.
People with genetic susceptibility to Alzheimer's may have greater cognitive deficits with sleep-disordered breathing

People with genetic susceptibility to Alzheimer's may have greater cognitive deficits with sleep-disordered breathing

Depression among heart attack survivors can be deadly, yet is often ignored

Depression among heart attack survivors can be deadly, yet is often ignored

These preventive measures might help delay dementia or cognitive decline

These preventive measures might help delay dementia or cognitive decline

Child-oriented nutritional intervention contributes advantageously to parents’ diets

Child-oriented nutritional intervention contributes advantageously to parents’ diets

Latinos left out of clinical trials … and possible cures

Latinos left out of clinical trials … and possible cures

NIH researchers show how investigational drug works against rare, fatal genetic disease

NIH researchers show how investigational drug works against rare, fatal genetic disease

Researchers develop simpler and faster way to measure HDL's capacity to accept cholesterol

Researchers develop simpler and faster way to measure HDL's capacity to accept cholesterol

New Cornell discovery could lead to effective treatment for tuberculosis

New Cornell discovery could lead to effective treatment for tuberculosis

Shingles raises the risk for heart attack and stroke

Shingles raises the risk for heart attack and stroke

Study reveals link between cardiovascular risk factors and arterial distensibility in adolescence

Study reveals link between cardiovascular risk factors and arterial distensibility in adolescence

Mildly obese people more likely to survive, fare better after major heart attack

Mildly obese people more likely to survive, fare better after major heart attack

Drop in sudden cardiac arrests linked to Obamacare

Drop in sudden cardiac arrests linked to Obamacare

Teenage weight gain may increase stroke risk in adult life

Teenage weight gain may increase stroke risk in adult life

Multiparity improves outcomes after stroke in female mice

Multiparity improves outcomes after stroke in female mice

Study finds no link between statin use and risk of polyneuropathies

Study finds no link between statin use and risk of polyneuropathies

Elevated levels of suPAR protein combine with genetic mutation to trigger CKD in black people

Elevated levels of suPAR protein combine with genetic mutation to trigger CKD in black people

Carbon nanotubes show great potential to facilitate neuronal regeneration

Carbon nanotubes show great potential to facilitate neuronal regeneration

Researchers uncover novel mechanism involved in cancer cell migration

Researchers uncover novel mechanism involved in cancer cell migration

Lipoprotein abnormalities linked to vaso-occlusive events in patients with sickle cell disease

Lipoprotein abnormalities linked to vaso-occlusive events in patients with sickle cell disease

Scientists discover link between sugar metabolism and peroxisomal biogenesis disorders

Scientists discover link between sugar metabolism and peroxisomal biogenesis disorders