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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 laser-based camera could provide better view of carotid artery

New laser-based camera could provide better view of carotid artery

‘Heart disease’ related to hardening of arteries could affect feet, kidneys and the brain

‘Heart disease’ related to hardening of arteries could affect feet, kidneys and the brain

UCLA cardiology expert provides ten heart healthy tips for Valentine's Day

UCLA cardiology expert provides ten heart healthy tips for Valentine's Day

American Heart Month: Time to know foods that protect cardiac health

American Heart Month: Time to know foods that protect cardiac health

Quality of diet and multi-dimensional exercise training regimen can improve fitness

Quality of diet and multi-dimensional exercise training regimen can improve fitness

Few grocery store guidelines to help improve heart health

Few grocery store guidelines to help improve heart health

Couples with obesity may take longer to achieve pregnancy than non-obese counterparts

Couples with obesity may take longer to achieve pregnancy than non-obese counterparts

UTSA professor awarded grant to support research on preventing spread of Lyme disease

UTSA professor awarded grant to support research on preventing spread of Lyme disease

Cardiologist reveals 13 facts about heart disease in women

Cardiologist reveals 13 facts about heart disease in women

Poor metabolic health linked to increased risk for colorectal cancer in normal-weight women

Poor metabolic health linked to increased risk for colorectal cancer in normal-weight women

Living at high altitudes linked to lower risk of developing Metabolic Syndrome

Living at high altitudes linked to lower risk of developing Metabolic Syndrome

New programme to reward patients with discounts for adopting healthy lifestyle

New programme to reward patients with discounts for adopting healthy lifestyle

Researchers identify novel risk genes linked to bipolar disorder

Researchers identify novel risk genes linked to bipolar disorder

Most women do not know age heart screenings should start, survey finds

Most women do not know age heart screenings should start, survey finds

Lipid content changes as cells age, new study reveals

Lipid content changes as cells age, new study reveals

U of I scientists discuss piglet model used for pediatric nutrition and neurodevelopment research

U of I scientists discuss piglet model used for pediatric nutrition and neurodevelopment research

Study provides link between common mutations in blood cells of older adults and atherosclerosis

Study provides link between common mutations in blood cells of older adults and atherosclerosis

Statins could reduce threat of venous thromboembolism, research shows

Statins could reduce threat of venous thromboembolism, research shows

Endogenous peptide inhibits atherosclerosis by reducing cholesterol levels

Endogenous peptide inhibits atherosclerosis by reducing cholesterol levels

UIC chemists pinpoint role of cholesterol in cells

UIC chemists pinpoint role of cholesterol in cells