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Arteries stiffen as a consequence of age and atherosclerosis. The two leading causes of death in the developed world, myocardial infarction and stroke, are both a direct consequence of atherosclerosis. Increased arterial stiffness is associated with an increased risk of cardiovascular events.
Study reveals high burden of health complications in adolescents, young adults with type 2 diabetes

Study reveals high burden of health complications in adolescents, young adults with type 2 diabetes

Long-term heavy alcohol drinking habits may prematurely age arteries, study finds

Long-term heavy alcohol drinking habits may prematurely age arteries, study finds

High levels of moderate-to-vigorous physical activity linked to lower arterial stiffness in children

High levels of moderate-to-vigorous physical activity linked to lower arterial stiffness in children

Skidmore College scientist discovers health benefits of balanced, protein-pacing, low-calorie diet

Skidmore College scientist discovers health benefits of balanced, protein-pacing, low-calorie diet

Researchers to study effect of watermelon juice in reducing heart disease

Researchers to study effect of watermelon juice in reducing heart disease

How old is your heart?

How old is your heart?

Regular aerobic exercise can improve artery health in people with type 2 diabetes

Regular aerobic exercise can improve artery health in people with type 2 diabetes

Aortic rigidity in African-Americans linked to excess risk of hypertension and cardiovascular disease

Aortic rigidity in African-Americans linked to excess risk of hypertension and cardiovascular disease

Stiff arteries can negatively impact memory and vital brain processes

Stiff arteries can negatively impact memory and vital brain processes

Diabetes medication offers protection against arterial stiffness in overweight female mice

Diabetes medication offers protection against arterial stiffness in overweight female mice

Researchers detect vascular matrix stiffening during early stages of pulmonary hypertension

Researchers detect vascular matrix stiffening during early stages of pulmonary hypertension

Researchers identify new culprit that may contribute to heart disease

Researchers identify new culprit that may contribute to heart disease

Physical fitness may offer protection from Alzheimer's disease, other dementias

Physical fitness may offer protection from Alzheimer's disease, other dementias

Drinking tart Montmorency cherry juice can reduce early signs of hypertension

Drinking tart Montmorency cherry juice can reduce early signs of hypertension

Black raspberry intake can lower key measure of arterial stiffness in patients with metabolic syndrome

Black raspberry intake can lower key measure of arterial stiffness in patients with metabolic syndrome

Higher aortic stiffness associated with reduced white matter volume among young adults

Higher aortic stiffness associated with reduced white matter volume among young adults

Incidence and severity emerging CVD risk factors may differ between genders

Incidence and severity emerging CVD risk factors may differ between genders

Cranberry juice consumption may protect against cardiovascular disease

Cranberry juice consumption may protect against cardiovascular disease

Researchers describe unknown mechanism behind progeria

Researchers describe unknown mechanism behind progeria

Weaker physical fitness, higher body fat content linked to arterial stiffness in children

Weaker physical fitness, higher body fat content linked to arterial stiffness in children