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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.
Chronic Kidney Disease Audit finds wide variations in coding of CKD patients in primary care

Chronic Kidney Disease Audit finds wide variations in coding of CKD patients in primary care

Younger persons newly-diagnosed with type 2 diabetes have poorer health than older patients

Younger persons newly-diagnosed with type 2 diabetes have poorer health than older patients

Death receptors in the blood can help measure risk of cardiovascular diseases, type 2 diabetes

Death receptors in the blood can help measure risk of cardiovascular diseases, type 2 diabetes

SLU scientists provide promising approach in designing new drugs for DMD

SLU scientists provide promising approach in designing new drugs for DMD

Cities, counties and schools sidestep FDA Canadian drug crackdown, saving millions

Cities, counties and schools sidestep FDA Canadian drug crackdown, saving millions

Parental lifespan genes could pave way for new therapeutic targets to prolong life

Parental lifespan genes could pave way for new therapeutic targets to prolong life

Large-scale study expands number of genetic markers linked to exceptional longevity

Large-scale study expands number of genetic markers linked to exceptional longevity

Research findings offer path for drug discovery to treat hyperaldosteronism

Research findings offer path for drug discovery to treat hyperaldosteronism

Research suggests general mechanism by which dietary fats affect cellular physiology

Research suggests general mechanism by which dietary fats affect cellular physiology

Genetics may affect how the body responds to a particular diet

Genetics may affect how the body responds to a particular diet

Study reveals link of male-pattern baldness and premature graying with early heart disease

Study reveals link of male-pattern baldness and premature graying with early heart disease

Patients with rare diseases and congress square off over orphan drug tax credits

Patients with rare diseases and congress square off over orphan drug tax credits

Prolonged stressful situations can enhance risk of heart disease

Prolonged stressful situations can enhance risk of heart disease

Researchers discover critical trigger for leading form of vision loss

Researchers discover critical trigger for leading form of vision loss

Sugar harm deliberately from general public for decades

Sugar harm deliberately from general public for decades

UCLA study: ACA appears to have encouraged more people to use preventive care for heart health

UCLA study: ACA appears to have encouraged more people to use preventive care for heart health

Study highlights need to improve quality of cardiovascular care for HIV-positive adults

Study highlights need to improve quality of cardiovascular care for HIV-positive adults

Metabolic factors in conjunction with alcohol consumption increase risk of severe liver disease

Metabolic factors in conjunction with alcohol consumption increase risk of severe liver disease

Patient-centered medical home model effective at improving chronic disease outcomes

Patient-centered medical home model effective at improving chronic disease outcomes

New studies highlight importance of cardiorespiratory fitness to reduce CVD risk

New studies highlight importance of cardiorespiratory fitness to reduce CVD risk