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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.
Higher coronary artery calcium levels in middle-age linked to increased risk for future heart problems

Higher coronary artery calcium levels in middle-age linked to increased risk for future heart problems

New imaging modality identifies presence of cholesterol in arterial plaque

New imaging modality identifies presence of cholesterol in arterial plaque

Replacing a small amount of red meat with healthier foods may improve life expectancy

Replacing a small amount of red meat with healthier foods may improve life expectancy

Research aims to use orange peels for improving heart health

Research aims to use orange peels for improving heart health

Remission of rheumatoid arthritis linked with reduction in cardiovascular complications

Remission of rheumatoid arthritis linked with reduction in cardiovascular complications

Fibrinogen a key player in health and disease, says new study

Fibrinogen a key player in health and disease, says new study

Smarter, more educated people get a cognitive 'head start', but aren't protected from Alzheimer's

Smarter, more educated people get a cognitive 'head start', but aren't protected from Alzheimer's

Allergies linked to higher junk food consumption, suggests new study

Allergies linked to higher junk food consumption, suggests new study

Sleep-disordered breathing severity associated with epigenetic age acceleration

Sleep-disordered breathing severity associated with epigenetic age acceleration

Effects of white meat on cholesterol are 'identical' to red meat

Effects of white meat on cholesterol are 'identical' to red meat

A novel approach to intraplaque mast cell characterization in atherosclerosis

A novel approach to intraplaque mast cell characterization in atherosclerosis

Irregular sleep patterns associated with metabolic abnormalities

Irregular sleep patterns associated with metabolic abnormalities

Red meat and white meat have equal effects on blood cholesterol levels

Red meat and white meat have equal effects on blood cholesterol levels

Study confirms gut-brain link in autism

Study confirms gut-brain link in autism

Study provides evidence that ozone exposure may advance subclinical arterial disease

Study provides evidence that ozone exposure may advance subclinical arterial disease

Study explores associations between daytime sleepiness and epigenetic modifications

Study explores associations between daytime sleepiness and epigenetic modifications

Children with long-term obesity have increased arterial stiffness by their late teens

Children with long-term obesity have increased arterial stiffness by their late teens

Groundbreaking research collaboration shedding light on major diseases wins $12.5 million NIH grant

Groundbreaking research collaboration shedding light on major diseases wins $12.5 million NIH grant

EU-funded researchers develop new therapeutic strategy for atherosclerosis

EU-funded researchers develop new therapeutic strategy for atherosclerosis

Blood proteins may be useful for predicting risk of developing heart failure

Blood proteins may be useful for predicting risk of developing heart failure