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Study in mice reveals how high cholesterol helps cancer spread

September 5, 2021

From the Medical News Today website

Cholesterol — which is a fat-like, waxy substance produced in the liver — aids the production of hormones and essential vitamins in the body. 

In large quantities, cholesterol builds up in the body to form deposits known as plaques, which block blood vessels. This may result in a heart attack, a stroke, or another related health problem. 

Some research implicates high cholesterol levels in some cancers, but scientists do not fully understand the exact mechanism. 

However, scientists at the Duke University School of Medicine in Durham, NC, have recently proposed an explanation for this phenomenon.

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