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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.
Researchers identify gene variants linked to both type 2 diabetes and CHD risk

Researchers identify gene variants linked to both type 2 diabetes and CHD risk

10 percent of 50-year-old men have a heart of a 60-year-old

10 percent of 50-year-old men have a heart of a 60-year-old

Non-drug behavioral treatments to address symptoms may help older adults with multiple chronic conditions

Non-drug behavioral treatments to address symptoms may help older adults with multiple chronic conditions

Nutrition scientists investigate impact of dietary fats on metabolically healthy obese adults

Nutrition scientists investigate impact of dietary fats on metabolically healthy obese adults

Decreasing sedentary time 21 minutes per day can help maintain muscle mass, health

Decreasing sedentary time 21 minutes per day can help maintain muscle mass, health

Moderate intake of carbohydrate and fat associated with better health, says global study

Moderate intake of carbohydrate and fat associated with better health, says global study

Women with PCOS have higher risk of developing type 2 diabetes, study reveals

Women with PCOS have higher risk of developing type 2 diabetes, study reveals

Moderate intake of nutrients found to be best for health

Moderate intake of nutrients found to be best for health

First-in-class investigational drug lowers LDL cholesterol for up to one year, study finds

First-in-class investigational drug lowers LDL cholesterol for up to one year, study finds

Clinical benefit of LDL cholesterol lowering therapies could depend on reduction in apoB particles

Clinical benefit of LDL cholesterol lowering therapies could depend on reduction in apoB particles

Researchers provide approaches to optimize cardiovascular risk reduction for patients with SAMS

Researchers provide approaches to optimize cardiovascular risk reduction for patients with SAMS

Coffee consumption connected to a longer life

Coffee consumption connected to a longer life

Reducing inflammation without lowering cholesterol significantly lowers rate of recurrent cardiovascular events

Reducing inflammation without lowering cholesterol significantly lowers rate of recurrent cardiovascular events

Anti-inflammatory therapy reduces incidence of lung cancer

Anti-inflammatory therapy reduces incidence of lung cancer

Drug reduces inflammation to lower cardiovascular disease and lung cancer risk

Drug reduces inflammation to lower cardiovascular disease and lung cancer risk

Junk genes could one day offer framework for treating people with familial hypercholesterolemia

Junk genes could one day offer framework for treating people with familial hypercholesterolemia

Women more often receive inadequate treatment to prevent cardiovascular events

Women more often receive inadequate treatment to prevent cardiovascular events

Research: Avocado consumption may lead to improved cognitive function in healthy older adults

Research: Avocado consumption may lead to improved cognitive function in healthy older adults

High level of heart disease pipeline innovation could bridge unmet need in treating CVD

High level of heart disease pipeline innovation could bridge unmet need in treating CVD

Consumption of EPA and DHA omega-3s reduces cardiac death risk, study shows

Consumption of EPA and DHA omega-3s reduces cardiac death risk, study shows