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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.
Low-protein diet throughout pregnancy and lactation may increase risk of liver damage

Low-protein diet throughout pregnancy and lactation may increase risk of liver damage

Walnut consumption may delay cognitive decline in at-risk elderly population

Walnut consumption may delay cognitive decline in at-risk elderly population

Exploring link between elevated blood pressure early in life and dementia

Exploring link between elevated blood pressure early in life and dementia

New experimental model developed for 'lipid rafts' in living cells

New experimental model developed for 'lipid rafts' in living cells

Moderate egg intake does not increase risk of cardiovascular disease

Moderate egg intake does not increase risk of cardiovascular disease

People who eat high fiber, protein-rich diet more likely to experience bloating

People who eat high fiber, protein-rich diet more likely to experience bloating

Researchers develop new model that simulates the accumulation of lipids in membranes

Researchers develop new model that simulates the accumulation of lipids in membranes

Surgeon General urges people to stop smoking

Surgeon General urges people to stop smoking

Employee health inertia poses risk to businesses as workers reveal barriers to self-care

Employee health inertia poses risk to businesses as workers reveal barriers to self-care

Researchers identify new protein that shows promise for treating atherosclerosis

Researchers identify new protein that shows promise for treating atherosclerosis

Holistic Approaches to Psoriasis Treatment

Holistic Approaches to Psoriasis Treatment

A new book on antioxidant foods that prevent or treat chronic diseases

A new book on antioxidant foods that prevent or treat chronic diseases

Partnership between medical specialties helps improve cardiovascular health

Partnership between medical specialties helps improve cardiovascular health

Coconut oil increases bad cholesterol

Coconut oil increases bad cholesterol

Study uncovers anticancer potential of many non-oncology drugs

Study uncovers anticancer potential of many non-oncology drugs

New uses for old medicines

New uses for old medicines

Employers’ dream of controlling health costs turns to workers’ sleep

Employers’ dream of controlling health costs turns to workers’ sleep

NHS partners with pharma giant to trial a twice-a-year jab to lower cholesterol levels

NHS partners with pharma giant to trial a twice-a-year jab to lower cholesterol levels

Walnuts may be a heart- and gut-healthy snack

Walnuts may be a heart- and gut-healthy snack

Scientists unveil molecular changes that show why some people age faster than others

Scientists unveil molecular changes that show why some people age faster than others