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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.
Lipid-lowering drugs are underutilized for preventing atherosclerotic cardiovascular disease

Lipid-lowering drugs are underutilized for preventing atherosclerotic cardiovascular disease

Nanoparticles used to deliver CRISPR gene editing tools into the cell

Nanoparticles used to deliver CRISPR gene editing tools into the cell

Patients taking opioids for chronic pain could face health care access problems

Patients taking opioids for chronic pain could face health care access problems

Cutting around 300 calories a day protects the heart even in svelte adults

Cutting around 300 calories a day protects the heart even in svelte adults

Research highlights persistent gaps in quality of care for patients with chronic kidney disease

Research highlights persistent gaps in quality of care for patients with chronic kidney disease

Metabolic enzyme tied to obesity and fatty liver disease

Metabolic enzyme tied to obesity and fatty liver disease

Strengthening muscles may be better way to protect from health hazards rather than losing fat

Strengthening muscles may be better way to protect from health hazards rather than losing fat

Weightlifting is better for the heart than cardio

Weightlifting is better for the heart than cardio

Uranium toxicity might have caused obesity and diabetes in Kuwait, finds new study

Uranium toxicity might have caused obesity and diabetes in Kuwait, finds new study

A small chemical change reverses prediabetes in obese mice

A small chemical change reverses prediabetes in obese mice

Probiotic containing common gut bacterium could halve cardiovascular disease rates

Probiotic containing common gut bacterium could halve cardiovascular disease rates

A bacterium may limit cardiovascular risks of 1 in 2 people, study shows

A bacterium may limit cardiovascular risks of 1 in 2 people, study shows

Postmenopausal women who are "apple" shaped have greater risk of heart problems

Postmenopausal women who are "apple" shaped have greater risk of heart problems

New strategies for preventing and coping with rising burden of brain diseases

New strategies for preventing and coping with rising burden of brain diseases

Population-scale DNA test could make personalized medicine effective and affordable for all

Population-scale DNA test could make personalized medicine effective and affordable for all

It’s never too late to take up exercise, advise researchers

It’s never too late to take up exercise, advise researchers

Long-term statin use linked to lower risk of glaucoma

Long-term statin use linked to lower risk of glaucoma

How black pharmacists are closing the cultural gap in health care

How black pharmacists are closing the cultural gap in health care

Study finds link between high BMI and lower risk of ALS

Study finds link between high BMI and lower risk of ALS

Cascade aggravates hereditary storage diseases

Cascade aggravates hereditary storage diseases