Biochemistry: The Secrets of Cholesterol

First, incomplete medical research suggested that a mysterious substance called cholesterol was a root cause of much artery disease and many heart attacks. Then, after more complicated studies, the researchers said no, maybe cholesterol itself was not very important. The one conclusion that the public could safely draw was that medical science needed to learn a great deal more about what cholesterol does, where it comes from and how and where it goes. For taking innumerable small but important steps toward that vital goal, two biochemists, an American and a German, last...

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