Atherosclerotic Lesions

Antagonizing atherosclerosis

Antibody-producing B cells promote atherosclerosis in mice, according to a study to be published online on July 5th in the Journal of Experimental Medicine. These findings came as a surprise, as prior studies had suggested ...

Jul 05, 2010
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Childhood obesity: The increasing vascular drama

Obesity is one of the most important health problems in industrialized countries irrespective of socio-economic status, age, sex or ethnicity. The prevalence of childhood obesity in children has reached alarming levels, even ...

Aug 31, 2009
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Vitamin E trials 'fatally flawed'

Generations of studies on vitamin E may be largely meaningless, scientists say, because new research has demonstrated that the levels of this micronutrient necessary to reduce oxidative stress are far higher than those that ...

Sep 22, 2007
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Atherosclerosis is not limited to the heart

For cardiologists, coronary artery disease is the most important presentation of atherosclerosis. Patients with coronary artery disease may also have symptomatic or asymptomatic atherosclerosis in other vascular areas (peripheral ...

Aug 29, 2011
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Fast track to vascular disease

In Western societies, atherosclerosis of the arteries is one of the leading causes of death. Chronic, localized inflammation of the blood vessel wall facilitates the growth of fibrous plaques, which leads to narrowing or ...

Jun 03, 2011
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