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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.
New findings suggest mammograms may help predict cardiovascular disease

New findings suggest mammograms may help predict cardiovascular disease

Antioxidant compound found in green tea leaves does not clear established plaque

Antioxidant compound found in green tea leaves does not clear established plaque

Intensive exercising after menopause may reduce bone loss

Intensive exercising after menopause may reduce bone loss

Moderate exercise in conjunction with common dietary supplements significantly reduce the risk of atherosclerosis

Moderate exercise in conjunction with common dietary supplements significantly reduce the risk of atherosclerosis

Increases in co-payments may reduce the use of medications

Increases in co-payments may reduce the use of medications

Diabetes drug improves metabolic changes associated with HIV combination therapy

Diabetes drug improves metabolic changes associated with HIV combination therapy

Protein that appears to play a key role in Alzheimer's disease

Protein that appears to play a key role in Alzheimer's disease

Study has important implications for African Americans who suffer from high blood pressure

Study has important implications for African Americans who suffer from high blood pressure

Exercise reverses signs of artery disease in obese children

Exercise reverses signs of artery disease in obese children

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