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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.
New biomarker could be an early indicator of cognitive decline

New biomarker could be an early indicator of cognitive decline

Scientists identify how good gut bacteria can help reduce heart disease risk

Scientists identify how good gut bacteria can help reduce heart disease risk

Study reveals how overactive immune cells aggravate heart valve disease

Study reveals how overactive immune cells aggravate heart valve disease

Coronary calcium scoring can help doctors make the right recommendation about statin therapy

Coronary calcium scoring can help doctors make the right recommendation about statin therapy

Study reveals the role of glucocorticoid metabolism and GILZ regulation during aging

Study reveals the role of glucocorticoid metabolism and GILZ regulation during aging

Alzheimer’s drug could be re-purposed to reverse blood vessel damage in diabetes

Alzheimer’s drug could be re-purposed to reverse blood vessel damage in diabetes

Study identifies new allergy pathway

Study identifies new allergy pathway

Study provides novel insights into how fat cells reduce lipid metabolism with age

Study provides novel insights into how fat cells reduce lipid metabolism with age

Study explores ways to prevent the accumulation of visceral fat among the elderly

Study explores ways to prevent the accumulation of visceral fat among the elderly

Little-used measure of good cholesterol can predict heart attack and stroke risk

Little-used measure of good cholesterol can predict heart attack and stroke risk

Scientists develop peptides that restore balance in gut bacteria and reverse atherosclerosis

Scientists develop peptides that restore balance in gut bacteria and reverse atherosclerosis

New nanoparticle drug combination can help treat atherosclerosis

New nanoparticle drug combination can help treat atherosclerosis

Study shows lean beef does not adversely affect diabetes and heart health

Study shows lean beef does not adversely affect diabetes and heart health

Scientists develop molecules that can remodel gut bacteria to a healthier state

Scientists develop molecules that can remodel gut bacteria to a healthier state

Vitamin K may offer protective health benefits as we age, study suggests

Vitamin K may offer protective health benefits as we age, study suggests

Researchers identify link between methylation and the body's circadian rhythms

Researchers identify link between methylation and the body's circadian rhythms

Study: Cigarette smoking can increase the risk of stroke in African Americans

Study: Cigarette smoking can increase the risk of stroke in African Americans

Sleep fragmentation associated with inflammation and atherosclerosis

Sleep fragmentation associated with inflammation and atherosclerosis

LMU researchers discover how a microRNA preserves vascular integrity

LMU researchers discover how a microRNA preserves vascular integrity

Study shows link between exposure to air pollution and vascular damage

Study shows link between exposure to air pollution and vascular damage