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atherohsk luh roh sis

  • n  a stage of arteriosclerosis involving fatty deposits (atheromas) inside the arterial walls, thus narrowing the arteries

  • In atherosclerosis, fatty materials accumulate, harden, and thicken on the blood vessel walls.
  • Medical researchers have long disagreed bitterly over the cause of atherosclerosis (the most dangerous form of hardening of the arteries, which leads to heart attacks).
  • Also, if you're drinking red wine, there are additional beneficial chemicals in it, such as tannins, which slow down atherosclerosis, and resveratrol, which has been shown to have .
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  • Coronary artery disease: a top killer in the U.S.
    Atherosclerosis, often called “hardening of the arteries,” is caused by atherosclerotic plaque made up of cholesterol, calcium, and certain cells that form within the walls of arteries. This plaque can build up in any artery, but when it grows in the coronary arteries, it is called coronary artery disease. Coronary artery disease...
    June 5, 2013 - Observer-Reporter

  • Judah Folkman in Scientific American
    According to research published in the New England Journal of Medicine(1) and Circulation(2), drug-eluting balloons utilizing a special drug elution formulation have demonstrated effectiveness in the treatment of atherosclerosis and the prevention... Andrea MarketWatch (press release) Jan 14, 2009 6300 9223 atherosclerosis They are protected against cancer and also atherosclerosis and diabetic retinopathy," Folkman, who was not associated with the research, said in a telephone interview.
  • Björk in Canada NewsWire (press release)
    Dr Elisabeth Bjork, CRESTOR Medical Science Director at AstraZeneca, said: "The ASTEROID results indicate that substantial regression of atherosclerosis may help improve diseased arteries in high risk patients. The results from ASTEROID and ORION,...

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