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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.
Study shed light on how genes affect the risk for coronary artery disease

Study shed light on how genes affect the risk for coronary artery disease

Researchers identify key molecular processes used by coronaviruses to survive

Researchers identify key molecular processes used by coronaviruses to survive

Study: Blood type is not associated with  effects of plant-based diet on body weight

Study: Blood type is not associated with effects of plant-based diet on body weight

Mediterranean diet decreases the likelihood of having another heart attack

Mediterranean diet decreases the likelihood of having another heart attack

A Gene Mutation That Protects Against Disease

A Gene Mutation That Protects Against Disease

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