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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.
Single genetic change in gut bacteria can lead to obesity

Single genetic change in gut bacteria can lead to obesity

Deleting single gene in gut bacteria affects metabolism, reduces weight gain in mice

Deleting single gene in gut bacteria affects metabolism, reduces weight gain in mice

Review: Omega 3 supplements do not reduce risk of heart disease, stroke or death

Review: Omega 3 supplements do not reduce risk of heart disease, stroke or death

Weight loss surgery is effective under the right situations

Weight loss surgery is effective under the right situations

Systematic review: Role of walnut consumption on cardiovascular risk factors

Systematic review: Role of walnut consumption on cardiovascular risk factors

Multivitamins and minerals do not protect heart health, study shows

Multivitamins and minerals do not protect heart health, study shows

Researchers develop 3D map of gene interactions that play key role in heart disease

Researchers develop 3D map of gene interactions that play key role in heart disease

PTSD may increase risk of stroke, heart attack in World Trade Center response crews

PTSD may increase risk of stroke, heart attack in World Trade Center response crews

Researchers use genome editing to reduce cholesterol levels in animal model

Researchers use genome editing to reduce cholesterol levels in animal model

Researchers design artificial intelligence system for predicting drug combinations' side effects

Researchers design artificial intelligence system for predicting drug combinations' side effects

Multivitamin and mineral supplements do not prevent cardiovascular diseases

Multivitamin and mineral supplements do not prevent cardiovascular diseases

Stabilizing dysfunctional endothelial cells reverses cellular dysfunction in rat model of SVD

Stabilizing dysfunctional endothelial cells reverses cellular dysfunction in rat model of SVD

Sun avoidance may be almost as hazardous to health as cigarette smoking

Sun avoidance may be almost as hazardous to health as cigarette smoking

Individual species of lipids may be better signatures of metabolic health

Individual species of lipids may be better signatures of metabolic health

Walnut consumption linked to lower prevalence of type 2 diabetes

Walnut consumption linked to lower prevalence of type 2 diabetes

Young binge drinkers more likely to have risk factors for cardiovascular disease

Young binge drinkers more likely to have risk factors for cardiovascular disease

Researchers develop low-cost plastic sensors to monitor wide range of health conditions

Researchers develop low-cost plastic sensors to monitor wide range of health conditions

Lipid-scrambling DNA enzyme outperforms naturally occurring counterpart, say researchers

Lipid-scrambling DNA enzyme outperforms naturally occurring counterpart, say researchers

Novel cellular pathway may clarify how arterial inflammation develops into atherosclerosis

Novel cellular pathway may clarify how arterial inflammation develops into atherosclerosis

New study finds higher heart disease risk in bisexual men

New study finds higher heart disease risk in bisexual men