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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.
Study suggests ‘synergistic’ link between exercise and vitamin D for better heart health

Study suggests ‘synergistic’ link between exercise and vitamin D for better heart health

Peripheral arteries may be useful for assessing heart disease risk, study finds

Peripheral arteries may be useful for assessing heart disease risk, study finds

Vascular risk factors increase risk of Alzheimer's disease in late-life, study reveals

Vascular risk factors increase risk of Alzheimer's disease in late-life, study reveals

Physical activity linked to better chances of survival after heart attack

Physical activity linked to better chances of survival after heart attack

Study of interactions between chemokines pinpoints potential targets for treatment of inflammation

Study of interactions between chemokines pinpoints potential targets for treatment of inflammation

Higher free thyroxine levels may be linked to greater risk of atherosclerotic diseases

Higher free thyroxine levels may be linked to greater risk of atherosclerotic diseases

Five simple tests provide more accurate assessment of heart-disease risk

Five simple tests provide more accurate assessment of heart-disease risk

Single dose of siRNA molecule offers protection against heart attack and stroke in high-risk patients

Single dose of siRNA molecule offers protection against heart attack and stroke in high-risk patients

Rare ‘beneficial’ genetic mutations may provide clues to preventing heart attacks

Rare ‘beneficial’ genetic mutations may provide clues to preventing heart attacks

Astaxanthin compound shows ability to activate 'longevity gene' in mice

Astaxanthin compound shows ability to activate 'longevity gene' in mice

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