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Interventions like smoking cessation programs and medications for cholesterol and atherosclerosis could all improve health, the authors speculate.
Second, the research of Dean Ornish, M.D. and Caldwell Esselstyn, M.D. have firmly established that a very low-fat, high complex carb diet can reverse atherosclerosis, the underlying cause of the vast majority of heart attacks.
Professor Kummerow published his findings about the role of trans fats in 1957, a time when the prevailing view held that saturated fats like those found in butter and cream were the big culprit in atherosclerosis.
One year after Joel Cornette died in Chicago of coronary atherosclerosis, Butler basketball remembered the former Bulldogs and St. Xavier High School star with an emotional tribute on Twitter.
But the new study, published in the Journal of the American College of Cardiology, linked it to the early stages of atherosclerosis, or the hardening and narrowing of arteries.
Both of these studies revealed strong associations between atherosclerosis—a leading predictor of heart disease in adults—and smoking, cholesterol levels and hypertension.
Cardiologists said one reason might be that atherosclerosis affects many blood vessels, and stenting only the largest blockage may not make much difference in a patient’s discomfort.
Xarelto, the clot prevention drug jointly owned by Bayer AG and Johnson & Johnson , JNJ 0.20% was shown to significantly cut the risk of stroke, heart attack, amputation or death for patients with severe atherosclerosis, or blockage in the arteries.
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First Known Use: 1910See Words from the same year
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