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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.
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

Researchers are developing therapeutic treatments for acute stroke

Researchers are developing therapeutic treatments for acute stroke

Metabolic "switch" may offer clues to increased risk of glucose intolerance in post-menopausal women

Metabolic "switch" may offer clues to increased risk of glucose intolerance in post-menopausal women

Study: Amyloid-beta alters cholesterol biosynthesis in early stages of Alzheimer’s

Study: Amyloid-beta alters cholesterol biosynthesis in early stages of Alzheimer’s

Genetic analysis helps determine causal relationships between diabetes, obesity and NAFLD

Genetic analysis helps determine causal relationships between diabetes, obesity and NAFLD

Cholesterol-lowering medication improves function of the coronary arteries

Cholesterol-lowering medication improves function of the coronary arteries

New study shows how T cells function in atherosclerosis

New study shows how T cells function in atherosclerosis

Study shows the effectiveness of plant-based diets in controlling type 1 diabetes

Study shows the effectiveness of plant-based diets in controlling type 1 diabetes

Eating chocolate is linked with reduced risk of heart disease

Eating chocolate is linked with reduced risk of heart disease

A new approach to combat drug resistance in aggressive age-related macular degeneration

A new approach to combat drug resistance in aggressive age-related macular degeneration