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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.
Study finds cardio-metabolic risk factors even in individuals with normal BMI

Study finds cardio-metabolic risk factors even in individuals with normal BMI

Vitamin D deficiency linked to early markers of cardiovascular disease in overweight, obese children

Vitamin D deficiency linked to early markers of cardiovascular disease in overweight, obese children

Treating PCOS in adolescent girls may help prevent future subfertility, research suggests

Treating PCOS in adolescent girls may help prevent future subfertility, research suggests

Higher free thyroxine levels may be linked to greater risk of atherosclerotic diseases

Higher free thyroxine levels may be linked to greater risk of atherosclerotic diseases

Study shows how early-life BPA exposure leads to NAFLD in adulthood

Study shows how early-life BPA exposure leads to NAFLD in adulthood

Firstcare Health Plans wins TDC award for third consecutive year

Firstcare Health Plans wins TDC award for third consecutive year

Five simple tests provide more accurate assessment of heart-disease risk

Five simple tests provide more accurate assessment of heart-disease risk

Single dose of siRNA molecule offers protection against heart attack and stroke in high-risk patients

Single dose of siRNA molecule offers protection against heart attack and stroke in high-risk patients

Rare ‘beneficial’ genetic mutations may provide clues to preventing heart attacks

Rare ‘beneficial’ genetic mutations may provide clues to preventing heart attacks

Higher nut intake may help reduce risk of CVD, total cancer and all-cause mortality

Higher nut intake may help reduce risk of CVD, total cancer and all-cause mortality

New research finds that statins may have potential role in lowering risk of venous thromboembolism

New research finds that statins may have potential role in lowering risk of venous thromboembolism

Researchers shed light on diverse effects of exercise on individuals

Researchers shed light on diverse effects of exercise on individuals

Astaxanthin compound shows ability to activate 'longevity gene' in mice

Astaxanthin compound shows ability to activate 'longevity gene' in mice

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