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Atherosclerosis

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on 23 March 2015

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Transcript of Atherosclerosis

Who discovered it?
Nikolai N. Anichkov (1885–1964) first demonstrated the role of cholesterol in the development of atherosclerosis. His classic experiments in 1913 paved the way to our current understanding of the role of cholesterol in cardiovascular disease. Anichkov's research is often cited among the greatest discoveries of the 20th century; however, little is known about Anichkov and his team
Credits
http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/articles/PMC1764970/

http://www.nhlbi.nih.gov/health/health-topics/topics/atherosclerosis

http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/articles/PMC1764970/
How Does It Form?
This is not a genetic desease, it is created by bad health issues and not taking care of your body. This is very tragic and scary, you do not want this desease so eat healthy, dont smoke, and keep your blood pressur normal.
Plaque
What many people may not realize is that other risk factors in addition to high cholesterol, such as diabetes, high blood pressure, family history of early heart disease, age, obesity, or smoking can also contribute to plaque buildup.Plaque buildup is made up of fatty deposits and other cells that can build up in the walls of your arteries over time.
Hardening of Arteries
High fat diets can lead to formation of fatty plaques lining blood vessels. These fatty areas can become calcified and hard leading to arteriosclerosis, hardening of the arteries.
Atherosclerosis
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