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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.
Metabolic syndrome: New purpose for an existing drug

Metabolic syndrome: New purpose for an existing drug

Nutraceuticals could help prevent diabetes

Nutraceuticals could help prevent diabetes

Experimental drug found to be effective at reducing bad cholesterol

Experimental drug found to be effective at reducing bad cholesterol

National trial seeks participants to test lifestyle treatments for metabolic syndrome

National trial seeks participants to test lifestyle treatments for metabolic syndrome

HIV-exposed but uninfected individuals at risk of obesity and asthma-like symptoms

HIV-exposed but uninfected individuals at risk of obesity and asthma-like symptoms

Study sheds light on how HIV infection may increase risk for sudden cardiac death

Study sheds light on how HIV infection may increase risk for sudden cardiac death

Good fitness linked to longer life without dementia

Good fitness linked to longer life without dementia

Study examines efficacy of nutraceuticals to manage diabetes

Study examines efficacy of nutraceuticals to manage diabetes

Certain professions and late dinners bad for women’s heart health

Certain professions and late dinners bad for women’s heart health

Gender can influence confidence in maintaining good health habits, study suggests

Gender can influence confidence in maintaining good health habits, study suggests

Babies born with bad cholesterol, certain fat profiles may face psychological problems in childhood

Babies born with bad cholesterol, certain fat profiles may face psychological problems in childhood

Stress affects circadian rhythm, increases metabolic disease risk

Stress affects circadian rhythm, increases metabolic disease risk

High muscle volume in middle age tied to lower cardiovascular disease risk

High muscle volume in middle age tied to lower cardiovascular disease risk

Cardiac-specific biomarkers may help predict CVD risk factors early

Cardiac-specific biomarkers may help predict CVD risk factors early

Older adults can benefit from weight loss surgery, study says

Older adults can benefit from weight loss surgery, study says

New blood test for protein biomarkers could identify people in need of treatment

New blood test for protein biomarkers could identify people in need of treatment

Chronic sleep deprivation linked to increased biological aging and cardiovascular disease risk

Chronic sleep deprivation linked to increased biological aging and cardiovascular disease risk

Combination therapy shows promise for transplanting HCV-infected organs

Combination therapy shows promise for transplanting HCV-infected organs

Study: Regular exercise reduces cholesterol, protects the cardiovascular system

Study: Regular exercise reduces cholesterol, protects the cardiovascular system

Researchers make new discovery about how exercise protects against cardiovascular disease

Researchers make new discovery about how exercise protects against cardiovascular disease