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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.
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

Popular prostate drug has negative impact on men's overall health, study suggests

Popular prostate drug has negative impact on men's overall health, study suggests

Study finds breastfeeding could lower a mothers risk of a heart attack or stroke later in life

Study finds breastfeeding could lower a mothers risk of a heart attack or stroke later in life

Scientists uncover vital clues in puzzle over pre-eclampsia and increased risk of heart disease

Scientists uncover vital clues in puzzle over pre-eclampsia and increased risk of heart disease

Study highlights need for more research in primary care and family medicine

Study highlights need for more research in primary care and family medicine

Study finds vaccine to lower cholesterol levels could also immunize against heart disease

Study finds vaccine to lower cholesterol levels could also immunize against heart disease

Coconut oil in diet is rich in saturated fats and bad for heart says AHA advisory report

Coconut oil in diet is rich in saturated fats and bad for heart says AHA advisory report

Expert suggests tips for families to help dad take care of his health

Expert suggests tips for families to help dad take care of his health

Study reveals early indication of Alzheimer’s in adults with normal cognition

Study reveals early indication of Alzheimer’s in adults with normal cognition

SLU scientists discover nuclear receptor that appears to play key role in muscle regeneration

SLU scientists discover nuclear receptor that appears to play key role in muscle regeneration

Researchers explore impact of hair products on breast cancer risk

Researchers explore impact of hair products on breast cancer risk

Monounsaturated fats promote fatty liver disease, study finds

Monounsaturated fats promote fatty liver disease, study finds

Statin use may speed up onset of Parkinson's disease symptoms, study suggests

Statin use may speed up onset of Parkinson's disease symptoms, study suggests

USC scientists illuminate impact of early brain-clogging plaques on Alzheimer's disease

USC scientists illuminate impact of early brain-clogging plaques on Alzheimer's disease

Taking diabetes medications, regular exercise may lower risk for poorly controlled blood sugar

Taking diabetes medications, regular exercise may lower risk for poorly controlled blood sugar

Poor diet may fuel Alzheimer's in people who carry disease-related gene

Poor diet may fuel Alzheimer's in people who carry disease-related gene

Study: CT angiography better predicts risk for future cardiac events in patients with stable chest pain

Study: CT angiography better predicts risk for future cardiac events in patients with stable chest pain