Science Protein Influencing Cholestrol Levels Identified NPR News Audio Only Available in Archive Formats. Real Media Windows Facebook Twitter Google+ Email February 19, 200412:00 AM ET Joe Palca Twitter Facebook Researchers say they've identified a protein that is critical to the body's absorption of cholesterol. The results of their study, published in the journal Science, could help create drugs or treatments to lower cholesterol. NPR's Joe Palca reports. Related NPR Stories Study: Child Cholesterol Levels Predict Heart Health Nov. 4, 2003 New Cholesterol Drug May Expand Arteries Nov. 5, 2003 Web Resources American Heart Association Insititute of Health's Cholesterol Page Facebook Twitter Google+ Email We no longer support commenting on NPR.org stories, but you can find us every day on Facebook, Twitter, email, and many other platforms. Learn more or contact us.