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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.
Research identifies a potential therapeutic target for clogged arteries

Research identifies a potential therapeutic target for clogged arteries

Experts recommend routine health care visits for dietary assessment and counseling

Experts recommend routine health care visits for dietary assessment and counseling

UArizona researcher aims to deliver statins effectively into the brain of stroke patients

UArizona researcher aims to deliver statins effectively into the brain of stroke patients

Study uncovers sex-specific differences in neural mechanisms for glucose regulation

Study uncovers sex-specific differences in neural mechanisms for glucose regulation

High altitude may act as a protective factor against COVID-19

High altitude may act as a protective factor against COVID-19

Targeting LDL cholesterol to reduce heart disease risk now questioned

Targeting LDL cholesterol to reduce heart disease risk now questioned

Understanding the causal relationships between diabetes, obesity and NAFLD

Understanding the causal relationships between diabetes, obesity and NAFLD

Pilot study shows cholesterol-lowering medication improves function of coronary arteries

Pilot study shows cholesterol-lowering medication improves function of coronary arteries

Little-used measurement of 'good cholesterol' can better predict heart attack and stroke risk

Little-used measurement of 'good cholesterol' can better predict heart attack and stroke risk

Study shows how protective T cells become pathogenic in atherosclerosis

Study shows how protective T cells become pathogenic in atherosclerosis

Study: Plant-based diets rich in whole carbohydrates can improve insulin sensitivity

Study: Plant-based diets rich in whole carbohydrates can improve insulin sensitivity

Genetic testing can help make well-informed decisions about heart health

Genetic testing can help make well-informed decisions about heart health

Chocolate consumption linked to reduced risk of heart disease

Chocolate consumption linked to reduced risk of heart disease

Genes and cardiovascular health can raise or lower dementia risk, study finds

Genes and cardiovascular health can raise or lower dementia risk, study finds

Researchers develop world’s smallest, flexible scope for imaging blood vessels

Researchers develop world’s smallest, flexible scope for imaging blood vessels

Leftover fermented barley may reduce animals’ stress, improve pork quality

Leftover fermented barley may reduce animals’ stress, improve pork quality

3D imaging device provides a better understanding on the causes of heart attack

3D imaging device provides a better understanding on the causes of heart attack

Ten major risk factors for Alzheimer's disease

Ten major risk factors for Alzheimer's disease

More than half of American children lack cardiorespiratory fitness

More than half of American children lack cardiorespiratory fitness

Scientists discover promising drug target for dry age-related macular degeneration

Scientists discover promising drug target for dry age-related macular degeneration