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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.
About one in 35 adult Americans is at high risk of coronary heart disease

About one in 35 adult Americans is at high risk of coronary heart disease

Comparison study shows low-carbohydrate, high-protein diet loses more weight than low-fat, low-cholesterol, low-calorie diet

Comparison study shows low-carbohydrate, high-protein diet loses more weight than low-fat, low-cholesterol, low-calorie diet

Multimillion-dollar electron microscope unveils shapes of viruses and proteins

Multimillion-dollar electron microscope unveils shapes of viruses and proteins

Dark chocolate and cocoa may help arterial stiffness

Dark chocolate and cocoa may help arterial stiffness

Blood pressure screening for children should start at age 3, according to the latest government diagnosis and treatment guidelines

Blood pressure screening for children should start at age 3, according to the latest government diagnosis and treatment guidelines

Study finds greater weight loss among the low-carbohydrate dieters than high-carbohydrate dieters

Study finds greater weight loss among the low-carbohydrate dieters than high-carbohydrate dieters

Statins should not be considered as a stand-alone wonder-drug in the fight against heart disease

Statins should not be considered as a stand-alone wonder-drug in the fight against heart disease

Vitamin discovery offers clues for cancer chemotherapy

Vitamin discovery offers clues for cancer chemotherapy

Faster growing babies are at greater risk of heart disease and stroke

Faster growing babies are at greater risk of heart disease and stroke

Estrogen therapy may help bone density, muscle mass, sexual function, memory, and psychological wellbeing in postmenopausal women

Estrogen therapy may help bone density, muscle mass, sexual function, memory, and psychological wellbeing in postmenopausal women

National effort to detect life-threatening non-cardiac vascular diseases

National effort to detect life-threatening non-cardiac vascular diseases

Nonalcoholic beer impart cardiovascular benefits without the negative effects of alcohol

Nonalcoholic beer impart cardiovascular benefits without the negative effects of alcohol

Breastfeeding decreases risk of heart disease later in life

Breastfeeding decreases risk of heart disease later in life

Cholesterol-lowering drugs could treat multiple sclerosis

Cholesterol-lowering drugs could treat multiple sclerosis

Heart drug simvastatin will be available without a prescription

Heart drug simvastatin will be available without a prescription

Cardiovascular disease in parents is a major predictor of offspring having a heart attack or stroke

Cardiovascular disease in parents is a major predictor of offspring having a heart attack or stroke

Compound found in the peels of citrus fruit can potentially lower cholesterol more effectively than prescription drugs

Compound found in the peels of citrus fruit can potentially lower cholesterol more effectively than prescription drugs

Study shows states will see an average 44 percent increase in Alzheimer’s disease by 2025

Study shows states will see an average 44 percent increase in Alzheimer’s disease by 2025

Risk of prostate cancer greater in men over 50 with high levels of testosterone

Risk of prostate cancer greater in men over 50 with high levels of testosterone

Low fat/high carb eating plan is not bad for good cholesterol

Low fat/high carb eating plan is not bad for good cholesterol