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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.
Non-coding genetic variant plays key role in endothelial function and disease incidence

Non-coding genetic variant plays key role in endothelial function and disease incidence

Soy protein equally effective as animal protein in building muscle strength

Soy protein equally effective as animal protein in building muscle strength

Risk factors for cardiovascular disease closely track with changes in diet patterns

Risk factors for cardiovascular disease closely track with changes in diet patterns

Lifting weights for less than an hour a week may reduce cardiovascular disease risk

Lifting weights for less than an hour a week may reduce cardiovascular disease risk

One size does not fit all in obesity treatment, study finds

One size does not fit all in obesity treatment, study finds

Fish oil or omega 3 fatty acid supplements can prevent heart attacks finds study

Fish oil or omega 3 fatty acid supplements can prevent heart attacks finds study

Beneficial gut microbes metabolize high-fiber diet to improve heart health in mouse model

Beneficial gut microbes metabolize high-fiber diet to improve heart health in mouse model

Breakthrough research reveals how deadly pneumococcus avoids immune defenses

Breakthrough research reveals how deadly pneumococcus avoids immune defenses

Exercise routines affect mental health in Japanese expatriates

Exercise routines affect mental health in Japanese expatriates

Testing coronary calcium levels can better predict patient's risk for coronary heart disease

Testing coronary calcium levels can better predict patient's risk for coronary heart disease

Cholesterol control revised in the latest AHA/ACC guidelines

Cholesterol control revised in the latest AHA/ACC guidelines

Neck scan detects dementia way before symptoms appear

Neck scan detects dementia way before symptoms appear

Cardiovascular and Alzheimer's disease share common genetics in some individuals, study shows

Cardiovascular and Alzheimer's disease share common genetics in some individuals, study shows

Researchers reveal link between autoimmune and cardiovascular disease in mice

Researchers reveal link between autoimmune and cardiovascular disease in mice

New, naturally low-caffeine option for tea drinkers

New, naturally low-caffeine option for tea drinkers

Cholesterol-lowering drug reduces chance of having second heart problems or stroke

Cholesterol-lowering drug reduces chance of having second heart problems or stroke

Children with poor aerobic fitness have increased risk of type 2 diabetes, cardiovascular disease

Children with poor aerobic fitness have increased risk of type 2 diabetes, cardiovascular disease

Geneticists decipher new gene responsible for rare form of hair loss

Geneticists decipher new gene responsible for rare form of hair loss

FDA approves LORBRENA for treatment of patients with ALK-positive metastatic NSCLC

FDA approves LORBRENA for treatment of patients with ALK-positive metastatic NSCLC

Study of two indigenous populations reveals how diet affects health and well-being

Study of two indigenous populations reveals how diet affects health and well-being