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'Parallel Vasculature' Plays a Role in Cholesterol Transport

By Anette Breindl
Science Editor

Tuesday, March 26, 2013

Though it is no match for fat-laden modern diets, the body does have ways of getting rid of cholesterol. This reverse cholesterol transport system removes cholesterol from tissues and transports it to the liver and, ultimately, out of the body. Now, scientists have discovered that the lymph system plays a role in the reverse transport of cholesterol.

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