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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.
All-in-one pill reduces estimated risk of cardiovascular disease, study shows

All-in-one pill reduces estimated risk of cardiovascular disease, study shows

Could drinking a small amount of alcohol everyday be good for type 2 diabetes?

Could drinking a small amount of alcohol everyday be good for type 2 diabetes?

Anti-cancer effects of lycopene in tomatoes canceled out by iron-rich foods

Anti-cancer effects of lycopene in tomatoes canceled out by iron-rich foods

Exercise may delay brain deterioration in people at high risk for Alzheimer's

Exercise may delay brain deterioration in people at high risk for Alzheimer's

Familial hypercholesterolemia patients are vulnerable for future heart and stroke events

Familial hypercholesterolemia patients are vulnerable for future heart and stroke events

Strongest genetic risk factor for Alzheimer’s disease impairs function of human microglia

Strongest genetic risk factor for Alzheimer’s disease impairs function of human microglia

Physical activity may attenuate unfavorable atherogenic changes in menopausal women

Physical activity may attenuate unfavorable atherogenic changes in menopausal women

Heart attack patients with gradual symptom onset take longer to call emergency

Heart attack patients with gradual symptom onset take longer to call emergency

First genetic cause for a rare eye disease discovered

First genetic cause for a rare eye disease discovered

Taller people at lower risk for type 2 diabetes

Taller people at lower risk for type 2 diabetes

Afternoon sleeps lower heart attack risk

Afternoon sleeps lower heart attack risk

'Weight cycling' may provide metabolic health benefits

'Weight cycling' may provide metabolic health benefits

Reports that vegetarians and vegans at higher risk for stroke are misleading

Reports that vegetarians and vegans at higher risk for stroke are misleading

Innovative method could improve understanding of many processes in the body at molecular level

Innovative method could improve understanding of many processes in the body at molecular level

Exposure to 9/11 WTC dust associated with increased risk of heart disease in NYC firefighters

Exposure to 9/11 WTC dust associated with increased risk of heart disease in NYC firefighters

Stroke risk higher but heart disease lower in vegetarians

Stroke risk higher but heart disease lower in vegetarians

Sustained drop in cholesterol and blood pressure reduces lifetime risk of heart, circulatory diseases

Sustained drop in cholesterol and blood pressure reduces lifetime risk of heart, circulatory diseases

Mouthwash impacts the effects of exercise

Mouthwash impacts the effects of exercise

Diabetes associated with increased risk of developing heart failure after a heart attack

Diabetes associated with increased risk of developing heart failure after a heart attack

Care led by non-physician health workers more than doubled control of hypertension

Care led by non-physician health workers more than doubled control of hypertension