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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.
Bald men seem to have a greater number of androgen receptors in their scalps and androgens may contribute to both atherosclerosis, a buildup of fatty deposits in the arteries, and thrombosis, a susceptibility to blood clots.
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Origin and Etymology of atherosclerosis
First Known Use: 1910
Medical Definition of atherosclerosis
: an arteriosclerosis characterized by atheromatous deposits in and fibrosis of the inner layer of the arteries
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