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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.
Blood donations could hold clues to dangerous genetic cholesterol condition

Blood donations could hold clues to dangerous genetic cholesterol condition

Study shows relationship between eating behaviors at work and overall diet, health

Study shows relationship between eating behaviors at work and overall diet, health

Study: Only half of U.S. children and adolescents have ideal cholesterol levels

Study: Only half of U.S. children and adolescents have ideal cholesterol levels

Researchers evaluate risk factors and outcomes for young adults with familial hypercholesterolemia

Researchers evaluate risk factors and outcomes for young adults with familial hypercholesterolemia

Blood proteins may be useful for predicting risk of developing heart failure

Blood proteins may be useful for predicting risk of developing heart failure

Researchers explore link between aging fat cells and Alzheimer's

Researchers explore link between aging fat cells and Alzheimer's

Overweight and obese adolescents have similar increased risks of heart disorders

Overweight and obese adolescents have similar increased risks of heart disorders

PDIA1 enzyme levels could help diagnose individuals’ predisposition to cardiovascular disease

PDIA1 enzyme levels could help diagnose individuals’ predisposition to cardiovascular disease

Dietary cholesterol or egg consumption not linked with elevated risk of stroke

Dietary cholesterol or egg consumption not linked with elevated risk of stroke

Mediterranean diet shown to help prevent diabetes and protect the heart

Mediterranean diet shown to help prevent diabetes and protect the heart

WHO releases guidelines for preventing dementia, and they don't include supplements

WHO releases guidelines for preventing dementia, and they don't include supplements

Glucosamine supplements could benefit the heart

Glucosamine supplements could benefit the heart

Bladder drug can accelerate atheroclerosis in mice

Bladder drug can accelerate atheroclerosis in mice

Rare gene mutation may prevent heart disease, study reveals

Rare gene mutation may prevent heart disease, study reveals

Deaths from cardiovascular disease have risen by 4 percent in the last 5 years

Deaths from cardiovascular disease have risen by 4 percent in the last 5 years

Statins' potential to treat MS unrelated to the drug's cholesterol lowering effects

Statins' potential to treat MS unrelated to the drug's cholesterol lowering effects

Study shows more aggressive treatment may be needed for many patients taking statins

Study shows more aggressive treatment may be needed for many patients taking statins

Why you should include natural sources of fiber in your diet

Why you should include natural sources of fiber in your diet

Blocking protein-digesting enzyme may help improve metabolic health

Blocking protein-digesting enzyme may help improve metabolic health

Common foods linked to arterial stiffening in new metabolomics study

Common foods linked to arterial stiffening in new metabolomics study