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.
Results show that risk factors for cardiovascular disease were similar when participants consumed a healthy eating pattern with and without lean beef.
Scientists at Scripps Research have developed molecules that can remodel the bacterial population of intestines to a healthier state and they have shown--through experiments in mice--that this reduces cholesterol levels and strongly inhibits the thickened-artery condition known as atherosclerosis.
Ludwig-Maximilian-Universitaet in Munich researchers have discovered a hitherto unknown molecular function of a specific microRNA that preserves integrity of the endothelium and reduces the risk of atherosclerosis.
A study has found that consuming omega 3 primarily through fish, can modulate lipoproteins and can reduce the risk of cardiovascular disease.
AZoLifeSciences speaks to Professor Long Nam Nguyen about his research which led to the discovery of a protein that controls brain-blood vessel development.
Excess white fat causes obesity, which in turn can drive metabolic diseases that are growing at epidemic rates around the world.
Scientists have established a lipidomic method that proved successful in the analysis of human subcutaneous adipose biopsies.