• High Cholesterol in Children and Teens

    8 monthes ago - By MedlinePlus

    What is cholesterol?
    Cholesterol is a waxy, fat-like substance that's found in all the cells in the body. The liver makes cholesterol, and it is also in some foods, such as meat and dairy products. The body needs some cholesterol to work properly. But if your child or teen has high cholesterol , he or she has a higher risk of coronary artery disease and other heart diseases .
    What causes high cholesterol in children and teens?
    Three main factors contribute to high cholesterol in children and teens:
    An unhealthy diet, especially one that is high in fats
    A family history of high cholesterol...
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  • VLDL Cholesterol

    8 monthes ago - By MedlinePlus

    What is cholesterol?
    Cholesterol is a waxy, fat-like substance that's found in all the cells in your body. Your liver makes cholesterol, and it is also in some foods, such as meat and dairy products. Your body needs some cholesterol to work properly. But having too much cholesterol in your blood raises your risk of coronary artery disease .
    What is VLDL cholesterol?
    VLDL stands for very-low-density lipoprotein. Your liver makes VLDL cholesterol and releases it into your bloodstream. The VLDL particles carry triglycerides , another type of fat, to your tissues. VLDL is similar to LDL...
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  • U.S. representative wants review of lab meat, cell-cultured food

    U.S. representative wants review of lab meat, cell-cultured food

    8 monthes ago - By Food Safety

    Editor's note: U.S. Rep. Rosa DeLauro, D-CT, sent the below letter regarding so-called lab meat and other cell-cultured foods to Gene Dodaro, comptroller general of the United States, on March 28.
    Dear Mr. Dodaro:
    I am writing to request that GAO investigate what regulatory framework, if any, exists for cell-cultured food products and how this framework compares to other international approaches. Cell-cultured food products include lab-grown meat (sometimes referred to as “cultured” or “clean” meat, derived from animal muscle cells) and animal-free milk (such as milk produced from...
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