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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.
Good health goes beyond diet, exercise and stress

Good health goes beyond diet, exercise and stress

Scientists discover the body's own defense against H.Pylori, the cause of stomach ulcers and stomach cancer

Scientists discover the body's own defense against H.Pylori, the cause of stomach ulcers and stomach cancer

Thyroid expert concerned about recently approved generic levothyroxine preparations

Thyroid expert concerned about recently approved generic levothyroxine preparations

Scientists identify compounds that mimic calorie restriction

Scientists identify compounds that mimic calorie restriction

Mexican-Americans have a far higher chance of suffering a stroke than non-Hispanic whites

Mexican-Americans have a far higher chance of suffering a stroke than non-Hispanic whites

Effects of oxidative stress on atherosclerosis

Effects of oxidative stress on atherosclerosis

New study explodes myth about vegetarian diet

New study explodes myth about vegetarian diet

Novel treatment of patients with high cholesterol focus of national meeting

Novel treatment of patients with high cholesterol focus of national meeting

Ultra-fast computed tomography (CT) scanner to look inside the heart and its arteries for calcium build-up

Ultra-fast computed tomography (CT) scanner to look inside the heart and its arteries for calcium build-up

To prevent heart attack, stroke, amputation, and death, National “PAD Coalition” is formed

To prevent heart attack, stroke, amputation, and death, National “PAD Coalition” is formed

Approval of cholesterol-lowering therapy Lipitor for the prevention of cardiovascular disease

Approval of cholesterol-lowering therapy Lipitor for the prevention of cardiovascular disease

Atherosclerosis at menopause slowed by diet and exercise

Atherosclerosis at menopause slowed by diet and exercise

Children should be screened for high blood pressure at age 3

Children should be screened for high blood pressure at age 3

Connection between air pollution and cardiovascular disease

Connection between air pollution and cardiovascular disease

Isolated soy protein shown to benefit type 2 diabetics

Isolated soy protein shown to benefit type 2 diabetics

Researchers have secured more than $19.4 million for their work on cardiovascular and liver diseases and HIV/AIDS

Researchers have secured more than $19.4 million for their work on cardiovascular and liver diseases and HIV/AIDS

Warning for counterfeit drugs simvastatin and carisoprodol recently imported from Mexico

Warning for counterfeit drugs simvastatin and carisoprodol recently imported from Mexico

Under a third (31%) of all patients with type 2 diabetes are being managed by diet only

Under a third (31%) of all patients with type 2 diabetes are being managed by diet only

Anti-hypertensive drug clonidine before non-cardiac surgery reduces risk of complications due to inadequate blood flow to the heart

Anti-hypertensive drug clonidine before non-cardiac surgery reduces risk of complications due to inadequate blood flow to the heart

Japanese study on eggs and mortality is not scientifically sound

Japanese study on eggs and mortality is not scientifically sound