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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.
City of Hope exhibits current studies and data on cancer therapies at AACR

City of Hope exhibits current studies and data on cancer therapies at AACR

Study shows ACA's positive impact on healthcare affordability and access for women

Study shows ACA's positive impact on healthcare affordability and access for women

"Statistical significance" may soon be a thing of past?

"Statistical significance" may soon be a thing of past?

Stroke risk reduces in both black and white older Medicare beneficiaries, study reports

Stroke risk reduces in both black and white older Medicare beneficiaries, study reports

Are eggs good or bad for you?

Are eggs good or bad for you?

Cholesterol lowering drug can also help treat cancer-associated cachexia

Cholesterol lowering drug can also help treat cancer-associated cachexia

Nut consumption could be key to better cognitive health in older people

Nut consumption could be key to better cognitive health in older people

Framingham cardiovascular risk prediction model from the 1990s still gives the best results

Framingham cardiovascular risk prediction model from the 1990s still gives the best results

Research: Pure omega-3 prescription drug significantly reduces the occurrence of ischemic events

Research: Pure omega-3 prescription drug significantly reduces the occurrence of ischemic events

Lack of health insurance may increase Aging immigrants’ risk for cardiovascular disease

Lack of health insurance may increase Aging immigrants’ risk for cardiovascular disease

A new option for reducing LDL cholesterol in patients at high risk for heart attack, stroke

A new option for reducing LDL cholesterol in patients at high risk for heart attack, stroke

ACC/AHA guideline for prevention of cardiovascular disease released

ACC/AHA guideline for prevention of cardiovascular disease released

Testosterone treatment lowers recurrence rates in low-risk prostate cancer patients

Testosterone treatment lowers recurrence rates in low-risk prostate cancer patients

Few heart care recommendations are based on rigorous study

Few heart care recommendations are based on rigorous study

Sobering news for egg lovers: Higher dietary cholesterol linked to heart disease risk

Sobering news for egg lovers: Higher dietary cholesterol linked to heart disease risk

Routine cardiovascular screenings identify diabetes, high cholesterol in middle school kids

Routine cardiovascular screenings identify diabetes, high cholesterol in middle school kids

Statins protect against brain hemorrhages

Statins protect against brain hemorrhages

Success for new cholesterol-lowering drug

Success for new cholesterol-lowering drug

Study suggests new approach to ameliorating obesity-associated metabolic abnormalities

Study suggests new approach to ameliorating obesity-associated metabolic abnormalities

Researchers identify potential therapeutic target for blocking early atherosclerosis in progeria

Researchers identify potential therapeutic target for blocking early atherosclerosis in progeria