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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.
Research finds high prevalence of cardiovascular risk factors among urban population in Nepal

Research finds high prevalence of cardiovascular risk factors among urban population in Nepal

Study offers novel insights into how genetic variants play key role in human immune system

Study offers novel insights into how genetic variants play key role in human immune system

Scientists reveal engineered fusion protein that could recover blood vessel health

Scientists reveal engineered fusion protein that could recover blood vessel health

Study: Liver inflammation increases cholesterol levels in people with diabetes

Study: Liver inflammation increases cholesterol levels in people with diabetes

Penn State researchers find that eating almonds may help improve function of HDL cholesterol

Penn State researchers find that eating almonds may help improve function of HDL cholesterol

Nutrition researchers outline cardiometabolic benefits of plant-based eating patterns

Nutrition researchers outline cardiometabolic benefits of plant-based eating patterns

Small clinical trial shows promise for treating rare neurodegenerative disease

Small clinical trial shows promise for treating rare neurodegenerative disease

Hospitals slashed use of two heart drugs after huge price hikes

Hospitals slashed use of two heart drugs after huge price hikes

New study examines potential Alzheimer's disease prevention strategies

New study examines potential Alzheimer's disease prevention strategies

Study: Less than half of stroke patients received prescription for cholesterol-lowering drug

Study: Less than half of stroke patients received prescription for cholesterol-lowering drug

Patients without calcium buildup in arteries have lower heart attack risk, research shows

Patients without calcium buildup in arteries have lower heart attack risk, research shows

Study: New Medicine Service could save NHS England £517.6m

Study: New Medicine Service could save NHS England £517.6m

Smell loss linked to worse nutritional status in patients with chronic kidney disease

Smell loss linked to worse nutritional status in patients with chronic kidney disease

Experimental drug protects mice from obesity-related liver disease

Experimental drug protects mice from obesity-related liver disease

Statins prescribed to less than 50% of stroke patients across the US, says study

Statins prescribed to less than 50% of stroke patients across the US, says study

Education program improves health literacy of homeless women

Education program improves health literacy of homeless women

Study finds increased risk of death in patients who develop depression after heart disease diagnosis

Study finds increased risk of death in patients who develop depression after heart disease diagnosis

Research: Many UK parents unaware about detrimental effects of spouted baby food on child’s development

Research: Many UK parents unaware about detrimental effects of spouted baby food on child’s development

Synthetic molecule can disrupt hunger-signaling pathway, research suggests

Synthetic molecule can disrupt hunger-signaling pathway, research suggests

Adults with poor sleep patterns more likely to be overweight and obese, study finds

Adults with poor sleep patterns more likely to be overweight and obese, study finds