‘Bad’ cholesterol key to cancer spreading

Low-density lipoprotein (LDL), also known as bad cholesterol, is the main factor in cancer’s ability to spread throughout the body, researchers at the University of Sydney have found.

In a paper published in the journal Cell Reports, researchers found LDL regulates the mechanisms that control cell migration, a major finding in the search to explain how cancers migrate to different parts of the body.

Senior author Associate Professor Thomas Grewal said the finding should have major implications for cancer research, given one of the factors that makes cancer so difficult to treat is this ability to spread throughout the body.

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