Researchers learn how 'bad cholesterol' enters artery walls

(UT Southwestern Medical Center) UT Southwestern researchers have determined how circulating " bad cholesterol " enters artery walls to cause the plaque that narrows the blood vessels and leads to heart attacks and strokes.
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