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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.
Questions about this once widely-accepted treatment for postmenopausal ills

Questions about this once widely-accepted treatment for postmenopausal ills

Omega-3's - fatty acids, can be produced in bioengineered plants

Omega-3's - fatty acids, can be produced in bioengineered plants

By altering a single gene you could live longer and be thinner

By altering a single gene you could live longer and be thinner

Exercise found to be equally effective as diuretics in preventing high blood pressure and an enlarged heart

Exercise found to be equally effective as diuretics in preventing high blood pressure and an enlarged heart

Nearly 50 million U.S. adults have hypertension, more than two-thirds of them also have high cholesterol

Nearly 50 million U.S. adults have hypertension, more than two-thirds of them also have high cholesterol

Vascular dementia, a common form of dementia often mistaken for Alzheimer’s disease

Vascular dementia, a common form of dementia often mistaken for Alzheimer’s disease

Depression in young women doubles risk of metabolic syndrome

Depression in young women doubles risk of metabolic syndrome

Eating eggs does not increase risk of cardiovascular disease

Eating eggs does not increase risk of cardiovascular disease

Heart scans detect problems before symptoms appear

Heart scans detect problems before symptoms appear

World is currently facing a twin epidemic of obesity and type 2 diabetes in young people

World is currently facing a twin epidemic of obesity and type 2 diabetes in young people

Senior citizens cutting back on medications due to high costs

Senior citizens cutting back on medications due to high costs

A new single pill is available for treating both high blood pressure and high cholesterol

A new single pill is available for treating both high blood pressure and high cholesterol

Possible association between the cholesterol lowering drug Crestor, and a serious condition called rhabdomyolysis

Possible association between the cholesterol lowering drug Crestor, and a serious condition called rhabdomyolysis

Genes account for approximately 30 percent of longevity in humans

Genes account for approximately 30 percent of longevity in humans

Erectile dysfunction and type 2 diabetes could mean heart disease

Erectile dysfunction and type 2 diabetes could mean heart disease

Statins could be effective in relieving symptoms of rheumatoid arthritis

Statins could be effective in relieving symptoms of rheumatoid arthritis

No beneficial medical effects from liposuction

No beneficial medical effects from liposuction

Magnetic resonance spectroscopy identifies women with chest pain at high risk

Magnetic resonance spectroscopy identifies women with chest pain at high risk

Novel findings on treatments for childhood obesity and early polycystic ovary syndrome (PCOS) in young girls

Novel findings on treatments for childhood obesity and early polycystic ovary syndrome (PCOS) in young girls

Heart attack patients are discharged without evidenced-based, guideline recommended, life-prolonging therapies

Heart attack patients are discharged without evidenced-based, guideline recommended, life-prolonging therapies