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Cholesterol is a fatty substance called a lipid that is important to aid the normal functionality of the body. Cholesterol is produced mainly by the liver but can also be found in foods. Cholesterol is carried in your blood by proteins which when combined

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What is serum cholesterol?

Tue, 17 Apr 2018 03:00:00 PDT

Serum cholesterol is a measurement of high-density lipoprotein (HDL) cholesterol, which is considered good, low-density lipoprotein (LDL) cholesterol, which is considered bad, and triglycerides. A person's serum cholesterol level can help to determine whether they should change their diet or lifestyle. Learn more here.

What is the difference between HDL and LDL cholesterol?

Thu, 12 Apr 2018 12:00:00 PDT

The body needs cholesterol, but too much bad cholesterol can be harmful and is a major risk factor for heart disease and stroke. In this article, learn about the difference between HDL and LDL — “good” and “bad” — cholesterol, as well as how they are measured. What steps can you take to lower LDL and increase HDL?

'Good' cholesterol tied to higher infectious disease risk

Thu, 12 Apr 2018 00:00:00 PDT

High-density lipoprotein cholesterol is known to play a role in the health of the heart. Now, researchers suggest it could also affect the immune response.

A noisy workplace might affect your heart

Mon, 26 Mar 2018 00:00:00 PDT

Occupational noise is an important health hazard linked to a heightened risk of hearing loss. It can also endanger the heart, finds a new study.

Cholesterol deposits in the eyes: Symptoms and treatment

Wed, 21 Mar 2018 00:00:00 PDT

Cholesterol can deposit around the eyes and form fatty, yellow lumps. Learn about the causes, symptoms, and treatments for cholesterol deposits here.

Is it possible to unclog your arteries?

Sat, 17 Mar 2018 09:00:00 PDT

Prevention is the best treatment for clogged arteries. Learn about causes, prevention, treatment, and risk factors for plaque buildup and atherosclerosis.

High cholesterol in late life may mean better brain health

Mon, 05 Mar 2018 07:00:00 PDT

Having cholesterol higher than it was in midlife was linked to lower risk of marked cognitive decline in those aged 85–94, compared with those aged 75–84.

The 10 best apps to lower cholesterol

Mon, 26 Feb 2018 08:00:00 PDT

High cholesterol levels can result in severe health conditions such as heart disease. So, we have conducted some research and selected the best apps to help you lower your cholesterol.

Cholesterol-removing gene may prevent heart disease

Wed, 14 Feb 2018 09:00:00 PDT

Researchers have discovered that a gene once believed to be 'useless' actually helps to remove excess cholesterol from the blood vessels.

How does high cholesterol cause cancer? Study sheds light

Fri, 26 Jan 2018 07:00:00 PDT

Researchers have discovered a cell mechanism in which cholesterol influences the proliferation of stem cells and the growth of intestinal tumors in mice.

All you need to know about egg yolk

Wed, 27 Dec 2017 00:00:00 PDT

A look at egg yolk, the yellow part of the egg. Included is detail on the benefits of eating the yolks, as well as how they compare to the whites.

All you need to know about xanthan gum

Fri, 08 Dec 2017 03:00:00 PDT

A look at xanthan gum, a food thickener with numerous health benefits. Included is detail on the potential risks of using it, along with the benefits.

'Good' cholesterol not so good at preventing heart disease

Fri, 17 Nov 2017 09:00:00 PDT

Raising levels of the so-called good cholesterol by blocking the activity of a certain protein does not seem to protect against heart disease.

What are the benefits of konjac?

Sat, 11 Nov 2017 06:00:00 PDT

In this article, learn about the potential health benefits of konjac, including diabetes management, lowering cholesterol, and treating constipation.

Statins increase the risk of developing diabetes in at-risk people

Tue, 24 Oct 2017 00:00:00 PDT

Do statins increase the risk of type 2 diabetes? This question has received a great deal of attention. The latest study concludes that the answer is "yes."

All you need to know about malanga

Tue, 10 Oct 2017 09:00:00 PDT

Learn about malanga, a root vegetable originating from South America. This article offers information on nutrition, considerations, and recipe suggestions.

Six health benefits of cumin

Fri, 29 Sep 2017 05:00:00 PDT

Cumin is a very popular spice in cooking. Many spice blends in curries contain cumin as a key ingredient, and it might be purchased as a seed or dry powder. In this MNT Knowledge Center article, learn more about cumin, including six ways that cumin might be beneficial to your health and how to include it in the diet.

Arcus senilis: What you need to know

Fri, 22 Sep 2017 09:00:00 PDT

In this article, learn about arcus senilis. What are the risk factors, how is it diagnosed, how is it linked to high cholesterol, and can it be treated?

Can my HDL be too high?

Wed, 06 Sep 2017 06:00:00 PDT

It is well known that not all cholesterol is bad for you. Of HDL and LDL cholesterol, HDL packs some great benefits. This MNT Knowledge Center article examines when high HDL cholesterol is good, and whether higher is always better? Learn how to find the right balance along with some healthful ways to achieve high HDL.

Want to stay healthy? Reduce sitting time by 21 minutes

Sat, 02 Sep 2017 00:00:00 PDT

A new study suggests that reducing the daily amount of time we spend sitting down by only 21 minutes may have long-term health benefits.

High cholesterol diagnosis tied to lower breast cancer risk

Wed, 30 Aug 2017 07:00:00 PDT

Study of 14 years of data on 1 million people found significantly lower odds of breast cancer and premature death in women diagnosed with high cholesterol.

How low should LDL cholesterol go?

Wed, 30 Aug 2017 00:00:00 PDT

New analysis shows that in a high-risk population, achieving ultra-low LDL cholesterol levels, down to less than 10 mg/dL, safely results in additional lowering of risk of cardiovascular events.

Reducing inflammation without lowering cholesterol cuts risk of cardiovascular events

Wed, 30 Aug 2017 00:00:00 PDT

Inflammatory hypothesis confirmed: Landmark randomized clinical trial of high-risk patients finds that a drug targeting inflammation reduced risk of major adverse cardiovascular events.

'Good' cholesterol might actually be bad

Thu, 24 Aug 2017 09:00:00 PDT

A large new study in the general population has found a link between excessive mortality and high levels of the so-called good cholesterol.

Avocado seed husk may help to treat heart disease, cancer

Mon, 21 Aug 2017 09:00:00 PDT

Most of us discard avocado seeds without a second thought, but a new study finds that the husk of these seeds may hold a treasure trove of health benefits.