Cholesterol

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A protein that transports cholesterol inside cells could be the key to developing drugs to boost ‘good cholesterol’.

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UNSW scientists have identified a molecular switch in the body that regulates production of two substances vital to human health – cholesterol and vitamin D.

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Judging foods only by their saturated or monounsaturated fat content ignores their complete nutritional profile, writes Rosemary Stanton. 

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A promising new way to inhibit cholesterol production in the body has been discovered, one that may yield treatments as effective as existing medications but with fewer side-effects.