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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.
Scientists identify molecular mechanism behind weight gain in patients taking antipsychotics

Scientists identify molecular mechanism behind weight gain in patients taking antipsychotics

Normalizing cholesterol metabolism in microglia alleviates chronic neuropathic pain

Normalizing cholesterol metabolism in microglia alleviates chronic neuropathic pain

Researchers improve method to inhibit viruses that cause childhood respiratory infections

Researchers improve method to inhibit viruses that cause childhood respiratory infections

Cardiovascular risk factors accumulated from childhood linked to poorer brain function at midlife

Cardiovascular risk factors accumulated from childhood linked to poorer brain function at midlife

Hospitalized COVID-19 patients with impaired first-phase ejection fraction have higher death risk

Hospitalized COVID-19 patients with impaired first-phase ejection fraction have higher death risk

Vegetarians may have a healthier biomarker profile than meat-eaters, indicates study

Vegetarians may have a healthier biomarker profile than meat-eaters, indicates study

Regular consumption of sardines helps prevent the onset of type 2 diabetes

Regular consumption of sardines helps prevent the onset of type 2 diabetes

Thin, weakened bones associated with heightened risk of heart attack or stroke in women

Thin, weakened bones associated with heightened risk of heart attack or stroke in women

New $10.7 million project aims to study the genetic underpinnings of Alzheimer's disease

New $10.7 million project aims to study the genetic underpinnings of Alzheimer's disease

Sleeping six to seven hours a night associated with more favorable heart health

Sleeping six to seven hours a night associated with more favorable heart health

Heart disease risk factors emerge at a young age in Black women

Heart disease risk factors emerge at a young age in Black women

Prediabetes can boost a person's chance of major cardiovascular events

Prediabetes can boost a person's chance of major cardiovascular events

Exposure to secondhand smoke may increase odds of developing heart failure

Exposure to secondhand smoke may increase odds of developing heart failure

New insights on how hospitalized patients develop liver injury from taking different drugs

New insights on how hospitalized patients develop liver injury from taking different drugs

Scientists identify genetic mutation associated with exfoliation syndrome known to cause glaucoma

Scientists identify genetic mutation associated with exfoliation syndrome known to cause glaucoma

SARS-CoV-2 spike mutations during transmission among humans and to animals

SARS-CoV-2 spike mutations during transmission among humans and to animals

Prenatal POP exposure may increase the risk of metabolic disorders in adolescence

Prenatal POP exposure may increase the risk of metabolic disorders in adolescence

New method could be used to develop more effective treatments for cancer, metabolic disorders

New method could be used to develop more effective treatments for cancer, metabolic disorders

Researchers identify potential therapeutic target to prevent neurodegeneration after a stroke

Researchers identify potential therapeutic target to prevent neurodegeneration after a stroke

Regular exercise improves vascular function in patients with autoimmune rheumatic diseases

Regular exercise improves vascular function in patients with autoimmune rheumatic diseases