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Cholesterol 101 factsheet

Cholesterol is a waxy substance made by the liver and supplied in our diet through animal products such as meats, poultry, fish and dairy. Cholesterol is needed (in the body) to insulate nerves, make cell membranes and produce certain hormones. However, too much cholesterol can be unhealthy. How do you know if you are at risk?

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Are consumers ready for an OTC statin cholesterol drug?

NCL recently presented the Food and Drug Administration with a sampling of key findings from research conducted to explore consumer perceptions and attitudes about an over-the-counter cholesterol-lowering drug as an option for those with moderately high cholesterol.

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