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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.
Brief periods of vigorous exercise may provide cardiometabolic benefits in children

Brief periods of vigorous exercise may provide cardiometabolic benefits in children

Researchers develop new flexible glass for microscopic medical devices

Researchers develop new flexible glass for microscopic medical devices

SLU researchers aim to tackle diabetes and obesity by capturing benefits of exercise in pill form

SLU researchers aim to tackle diabetes and obesity by capturing benefits of exercise in pill form

Statin drugs may offer treatment option for chronic liver disease

Statin drugs may offer treatment option for chronic liver disease

Researchers unravel how drug interacts with ribosome to halt protein production

Researchers unravel how drug interacts with ribosome to halt protein production

New review addresses mysteries behind ‘good’ HDL cholesterol metabolism

New review addresses mysteries behind ‘good’ HDL cholesterol metabolism

Tsimane indigenous South Americans have lowest prevalence of coronary atherosclerosis of any population yet studied

Tsimane indigenous South Americans have lowest prevalence of coronary atherosclerosis of any population yet studied

New gene-silencing drugs cut cholesterol levels by half in early research

New gene-silencing drugs cut cholesterol levels by half in early research

Researchers develop new way of visualizing distribution of cholesterol in cells, tissues

Researchers develop new way of visualizing distribution of cholesterol in cells, tissues

Novel synthetic HDL-C injection shows no benefit on arterial plaques

Novel synthetic HDL-C injection shows no benefit on arterial plaques

Online behavioral intervention reduces systolic blood pressure by 10 mmHg, study finds

Online behavioral intervention reduces systolic blood pressure by 10 mmHg, study finds

Drosophila models help illuminate molecular mechanisms underlying nephrotic syndrome

Drosophila models help illuminate molecular mechanisms underlying nephrotic syndrome

High levels of two biomarkers can predict risk for adverse cardiac events, research suggests

High levels of two biomarkers can predict risk for adverse cardiac events, research suggests

New class of cholesterol-lowering drug alongside statins can reduce risk of cardiovascular diseases

New class of cholesterol-lowering drug alongside statins can reduce risk of cardiovascular diseases

Continuation of statins may improve survival following heart surgery, research shows

Continuation of statins may improve survival following heart surgery, research shows

Cholesterol-lowering statins linked to increased risk of diabetes in older women

Cholesterol-lowering statins linked to increased risk of diabetes in older women

Research shows pNaKtide can attenuate development of NAFLD and atherosclerosis

Research shows pNaKtide can attenuate development of NAFLD and atherosclerosis

Study: Patients with elevated cholesterol levels face greater risk for rotator cuff surgery failure

Study: Patients with elevated cholesterol levels face greater risk for rotator cuff surgery failure

New approach shows promise to prevent, treat cholesterol gallstone disease

New approach shows promise to prevent, treat cholesterol gallstone disease

Severe hypoglycemic episode in people with diabetes may increase risk for heart disease, death

Severe hypoglycemic episode in people with diabetes may increase risk for heart disease, death