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Atherosclerosis is the progressive buildup of plaque - the fatty deposits and other cells - in the inner walls of the arteries. The condition is a consequence of elevated cholesterol and for many it's a silent disease, with no visible signs or symptoms. The disease can begin in early adulthood and continues to progress for the rest of a person's life. Despite the serious nature of atherosclerosis, many people do not understand how it develops and progresses.
SLU researchers aim to tackle diabetes and obesity by capturing benefits of exercise in pill form

SLU researchers aim to tackle diabetes and obesity by capturing benefits of exercise in pill form

Tsimane indigenous South Americans have lowest prevalence of coronary atherosclerosis of any population yet studied

Tsimane indigenous South Americans have lowest prevalence of coronary atherosclerosis of any population yet studied

Modern guidelines may miss some African-Americans eligible for statin therapy

Modern guidelines may miss some African-Americans eligible for statin therapy

Penn State researchers receive NIH grant to improve lives of people with peripheral arterial disease

Penn State researchers receive NIH grant to improve lives of people with peripheral arterial disease

Research shows pNaKtide can attenuate development of NAFLD and atherosclerosis

Research shows pNaKtide can attenuate development of NAFLD and atherosclerosis

Severe hypoglycemic episode in people with diabetes may increase risk for heart disease, death

Severe hypoglycemic episode in people with diabetes may increase risk for heart disease, death

Temporary blood pressure drops in middle age may increase risk of dementia in later years

Temporary blood pressure drops in middle age may increase risk of dementia in later years

Study identifies therapeutic target for diabetic retinopathy

Study identifies therapeutic target for diabetic retinopathy

Hormone replacement therapy linked to lower risk of atherosclerosis and death in women

Hormone replacement therapy linked to lower risk of atherosclerosis and death in women

SLU study findings suggest new method to suppress LDL cholesterol

SLU study findings suggest new method to suppress LDL cholesterol

Physicians recommend whole food, plant-based eating patterns for optimal heart health

Physicians recommend whole food, plant-based eating patterns for optimal heart health

New PET radiotracer can quickly, non-invasively detect life-threatening atherosclerotic plaques

New PET radiotracer can quickly, non-invasively detect life-threatening atherosclerotic plaques

Researchers examine combined impact of BMI and physical activity on cardiovascular disease

Researchers examine combined impact of BMI and physical activity on cardiovascular disease

Lack of exercise, excessive weight linked to heart failure that has poor prognosis

Lack of exercise, excessive weight linked to heart failure that has poor prognosis

Scientists discover potent trigger of inflammatory disease

Scientists discover potent trigger of inflammatory disease

Scientists unlock heart-protective benefits of soy

Scientists unlock heart-protective benefits of soy

Research may show new ways to repress inflammation at outset

Research may show new ways to repress inflammation at outset

'Anti-ageing' hormone may play major role in development of kidney disease, study suggests

'Anti-ageing' hormone may play major role in development of kidney disease, study suggests

New laser-based camera could provide better view of carotid artery

New laser-based camera could provide better view of carotid artery

Study finds new links between human genome and inflammation tracers

Study finds new links between human genome and inflammation tracers