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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.
People with chronic obstructive pulmonary disease have greater arterial stiffness

People with chronic obstructive pulmonary disease have greater arterial stiffness

High pulse pressure linked to increased risk for high-tension open-angle glaucoma

High pulse pressure linked to increased risk for high-tension open-angle glaucoma

Youth at risk of overweight compared with healthy-weight youth appear to have increased cardiovascular risks

Youth at risk of overweight compared with healthy-weight youth appear to have increased cardiovascular risks

Alagebrium may prevent arterial aging in patients with systolic hypertension

Alagebrium may prevent arterial aging in patients with systolic hypertension

Blood pressure near the heart is more predictive of cardiovascular outcomes than blood pressure measured in the arm

Blood pressure near the heart is more predictive of cardiovascular outcomes than blood pressure measured in the arm

Physical fitness and regular exercise reduces a major predictor of cardiovascular disease

Physical fitness and regular exercise reduces a major predictor of cardiovascular disease

Erectile dysfunction, high blood pressure linked

Erectile dysfunction, high blood pressure linked

Smoking and coffee combined have a greater harmful effect on arteries and blood flow

Smoking and coffee combined have a greater harmful effect on arteries and blood flow

65 percent of America’s adults are overweight and 31 percent of adults are obese and at risk for chronic diseases

65 percent of America’s adults are overweight and 31 percent of adults are obese and at risk for chronic diseases

Dark chocolate and cocoa may help arterial stiffness

Dark chocolate and cocoa may help arterial stiffness