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Air pollution and hardening of arteries
Long term exposure to air pollution may be linked to heart attacks and strokes by speeding up atherosclerosis, or "hardening of the arteries", according to a new study.
Changes in the gut bacteria protect against stroke, research finds
Researchers in Sweden demonstrate that an altered gut microbiota in humans is associated with symptomatic atherosclerosis and stroke.
Egg yolk consumption almost as bad as smoking when it comes to atherosclerosis, study suggests
Newly published research shows that eating egg yolks accelerates atherosclerosis in a manner similar to smoking cigarettes. Surveying more than 1,200 patients, Dr. Spence found regular consumption of egg yolks is about two-thirds as bad as smoking when it comes to increased build-up of carotid plaqu...
Groundbreaking discovery of mechanism that controls obesity, atherosclerosis
Scientists have discovered a new signalling pathway that controls both obesity and atherosclerosis. They have demonstrated that mice deficient in the Wip1 gene were resistant to weight gain and atherosclerosis via regulation of the Ataxia telangiectasia mutated gene and its downstream signalling mol...
Beneficial or not beneficial: that is the question for IL-1 inhibition in atherosclerosis
Atherosclerosis is a disease of the major arterial blood vessels. It is one of the major causes of heart attack and stroke.