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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.
Researchers identify obesity as leading cause of preventable life-years lost

Researchers identify obesity as leading cause of preventable life-years lost

Transgenic fruit flies can shed light on genetic mutations that underlie kidney disease in humans

Transgenic fruit flies can shed light on genetic mutations that underlie kidney disease in humans

Penn researchers pinpoint underlying cause of Best disease

Penn researchers pinpoint underlying cause of Best disease

Strawberry extract can inhibit spread of breast cancer cells, mice study shows

Strawberry extract can inhibit spread of breast cancer cells, mice study shows

Nearly 1000 young UK women could become victims of SCAD each year, study finds

Nearly 1000 young UK women could become victims of SCAD each year, study finds

Saturated fatty acids in diet linked to onset of osteoarthritis

Saturated fatty acids in diet linked to onset of osteoarthritis

Reduced kidney function is major contributor of cardiovascular deaths

Reduced kidney function is major contributor of cardiovascular deaths

Vascular risk factors increase risk of Alzheimer's disease in late-life, study reveals

Vascular risk factors increase risk of Alzheimer's disease in late-life, study reveals

Aspirin therapy may not provide benefits to people with peripheral vascular disease, study finds

Aspirin therapy may not provide benefits to people with peripheral vascular disease, study finds

Clemson University researcher receives NIH grant to advance study into abdominal aortic aneurysms

Clemson University researcher receives NIH grant to advance study into abdominal aortic aneurysms

Prevention, not cure, may be key to stopping Alzheimer’s disease

Prevention, not cure, may be key to stopping Alzheimer’s disease

Avocados have beneficial effects on components of metabolic syndrome

Avocados have beneficial effects on components of metabolic syndrome

GPs’ advice on secondary prevention medications disregarded by some stroke survivors, study finds

GPs’ advice on secondary prevention medications disregarded by some stroke survivors, study finds

Overweight, obese workers more likely to take sick leave, study shows

Overweight, obese workers more likely to take sick leave, study shows

Study measures effect of ‘weight cycling’ on health outcomes in people with pre-existing heart disease

Study measures effect of ‘weight cycling’ on health outcomes in people with pre-existing heart disease

Study highlights need for weight-appropriate dosing of healthy fat supplements

Study highlights need for weight-appropriate dosing of healthy fat supplements

IBD patients with longer duration of disease have higher risk of developing NAFLD

IBD patients with longer duration of disease have higher risk of developing NAFLD

Young women smokers have highest risk of major heart attack than non-smoking peers, study shows

Young women smokers have highest risk of major heart attack than non-smoking peers, study shows

Low normalized grip strength linked to cardiometabolic diseases and disabilities in adults

Low normalized grip strength linked to cardiometabolic diseases and disabilities in adults

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

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