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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 rare genetic marker that protects against cardiovascular disease

Researchers identify rare genetic marker that protects against cardiovascular disease

Vegan diet can increase risk of iodine deficiency

Vegan diet can increase risk of iodine deficiency

Environmental risk factors are important determinants of cardiovascular disease

Environmental risk factors are important determinants of cardiovascular disease

Study shows statins have different effects on different parts of the body

Study shows statins have different effects on different parts of the body

Reducing food intake can reduce risk of liver cancer caused by fatty liver

Reducing food intake can reduce risk of liver cancer caused by fatty liver

Researchers identify new potential therapeutic targets for SARS-CoV-2 infection

Researchers identify new potential therapeutic targets for SARS-CoV-2 infection

Study shows molecular link between diet and cancer risk

Study shows molecular link between diet and cancer risk

Statins can reduce risk of heart attacks and other cardiovascular diseases

Statins can reduce risk of heart attacks and other cardiovascular diseases

Study sheds light on how membrane proteins could be influenced by lipids

Study sheds light on how membrane proteins could be influenced by lipids

Identifying genetic factors that mitigate the risk of diabetes

Identifying genetic factors that mitigate the risk of diabetes

Pesco-Mediterranean Diet May Lower Risk for Heart Disease

Pesco-Mediterranean Diet May Lower Risk for Heart Disease

New findings overturn the understanding of cholesterol’s impact on cell membranes

New findings overturn the understanding of cholesterol’s impact on cell membranes

Rare disorder of fat metabolism can cause chronic hyperreaction of the immune system

Rare disorder of fat metabolism can cause chronic hyperreaction of the immune system

Lipid-based nanoparticles can help treat genetic disorders

Lipid-based nanoparticles can help treat genetic disorders

Study examines the impact of low-carb, high-fat diet in older people

Study examines the impact of low-carb, high-fat diet in older people

Genetic background influences cancer risk in individuals with single-gene variants

Genetic background influences cancer risk in individuals with single-gene variants

Researchers identify key protein involved in age-related disorders

Researchers identify key protein involved in age-related disorders

Researchers discover the exit route for Vibrio bacteria from cells

Researchers discover the exit route for Vibrio bacteria from cells

RNA-based therapeutic approach could be used to cure hereditary diseases

RNA-based therapeutic approach could be used to cure hereditary diseases

Simple blood test is useful in screening youth for prediabetes and diabetes

Simple blood test is useful in screening youth for prediabetes and diabetes