Cholesterol in the News
The articles featured below include news about or mention of cholesterol. They include research reports, possible effects of high cholesterol foods, and information about management of high cholesterol. News items about cholesterol are listed in date order with the most recent at the top and links to the full articles.
Excessive amounts of cholesterol in the blood increase the risk of coronary heart disease and diseases of the arteries. However, a certain amount of cholesterol is essential for good health. It forms part of the outer membrane, which is called the cell membrane that surrounds every cell in the body. It insulates nerve fibres and is needed in order for the body to produce important hormones.