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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-fat avocados could be the new “in” thing

Low-fat avocados could be the new “in” thing

Study pinpoints which lifestyle factors cause longer or shorter lifespan

Study pinpoints which lifestyle factors cause longer or shorter lifespan

Cholesterol byproduct acts on specific immune cells to facilitate breast cancer spread

Cholesterol byproduct acts on specific immune cells to facilitate breast cancer spread

Researchers find significant increase in risk factors among people with stroke

Researchers find significant increase in risk factors among people with stroke

Gut microbiota of healthy elders not different from 30 year-olds, study shows

Gut microbiota of healthy elders not different from 30 year-olds, study shows

Mitochondrial DNA copy number appears to be predictive of sudden cardiac death, heart attacks

Mitochondrial DNA copy number appears to be predictive of sudden cardiac death, heart attacks

Tai Chi may improve exercise behaviors in high-risk heart attack patients

Tai Chi may improve exercise behaviors in high-risk heart attack patients

Scientists develop new method for monitoring lipolysis by testing person's exhaled breath

Scientists develop new method for monitoring lipolysis by testing person's exhaled breath

Cardiovascular risk factors for married men linked to changes in relationship quality over time

Cardiovascular risk factors for married men linked to changes in relationship quality over time

Five new ways individualized medicine has moved from research lab into clinical care

Five new ways individualized medicine has moved from research lab into clinical care

Study compares long-term metabolic effects of conventional and genetically-modified soybean oil

Study compares long-term metabolic effects of conventional and genetically-modified soybean oil

Skipping breakfast may increase the risk of atherosclerosis, study finds

Skipping breakfast may increase the risk of atherosclerosis, study finds

Out-of-pocket costs often keep pricey new cholesterol drugs out of reach, study finds

Out-of-pocket costs often keep pricey new cholesterol drugs out of reach, study finds

FAU neuroscientist develops innovative program to prevent dementia

FAU neuroscientist develops innovative program to prevent dementia

Study finds high rate of prescriptions not filled for new cholesterol lowering drugs

Study finds high rate of prescriptions not filled for new cholesterol lowering drugs

New discovery about high-risk Alzheimer’s gene suggests potential therapeutic target

New discovery about high-risk Alzheimer’s gene suggests potential therapeutic target

Researchers identify natural protective factor against chronic inflammation in diabetes patients

Researchers identify natural protective factor against chronic inflammation in diabetes patients

Alcohol use may induce changes to cholesterol-regulating gene

Alcohol use may induce changes to cholesterol-regulating gene

Cholesterol-like molecules act as ‘cut-off’ switch for engine that powers cancer-killing cells

Cholesterol-like molecules act as ‘cut-off’ switch for engine that powers cancer-killing cells

Beta blockers offer no additional benefit for heart attack patients who take other drugs

Beta blockers offer no additional benefit for heart attack patients who take other drugs