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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 sheds light on how human gut microbes break down processed foods

Study sheds light on how human gut microbes break down processed foods

Blocking a protein in immune cells may help reduce risk of heart attack and stroke

Blocking a protein in immune cells may help reduce risk of heart attack and stroke

Low birth weight linked to chronic health conditions later in life

Low birth weight linked to chronic health conditions later in life

Diabetic mice benefit from increased ‘good’ cholesterol levels

Diabetic mice benefit from increased ‘good’ cholesterol levels

'Good' cholesterol reverses atherosclerosis in the blood vessels of mice with diabetes

'Good' cholesterol reverses atherosclerosis in the blood vessels of mice with diabetes

Weight loss is the key in battling type 2 diabetes, study reveals

Weight loss is the key in battling type 2 diabetes, study reveals

Physiologists, researchers to discuss factors underlying cardiovascular disease at APS conference

Physiologists, researchers to discuss factors underlying cardiovascular disease at APS conference

Mummies show atherosclerosis was prevalent in ancient times

Mummies show atherosclerosis was prevalent in ancient times

Study identifies determinants of estradiol levels among women using hormone therapy

Study identifies determinants of estradiol levels among women using hormone therapy

Heart disease was bigger issue for human ancestors than originally thought, study reveals

Heart disease was bigger issue for human ancestors than originally thought, study reveals

Researchers discover how bacterial enzyme removes inflammation-causing meat carbohydrates

Researchers discover how bacterial enzyme removes inflammation-causing meat carbohydrates

Tackling the growing problem of heart disease in children with common sense interventions

Tackling the growing problem of heart disease in children with common sense interventions

Protein prevalent in older people interferes with bone healing

Protein prevalent in older people interferes with bone healing

Familial hypercholesterolemia patients are vulnerable for future heart and stroke events

Familial hypercholesterolemia patients are vulnerable for future heart and stroke events

Scientists identify molecule that plays key role in determining fate of cells under stress

Scientists identify molecule that plays key role in determining fate of cells under stress

Study quantifies first lifetime-risk estimates for peripheral artery disease

Study quantifies first lifetime-risk estimates for peripheral artery disease

Afternoon sleeps lower heart attack risk

Afternoon sleeps lower heart attack risk

Reports that vegetarians and vegans at higher risk for stroke are misleading

Reports that vegetarians and vegans at higher risk for stroke are misleading

New polypill cheaper, better at reducing cardiovascular disease

New polypill cheaper, better at reducing cardiovascular disease

NIH trial aims to improve drug discovery for ischemic stroke

NIH trial aims to improve drug discovery for ischemic stroke