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is arteriosclerosis inherited?

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Dr. Louis Grenzer
54 years experience Cardiology
Sort of: Well it's not inherited like your eye color but the tendency to develop it is inherited related to many factors. High cholesterol, hypertension, diabetes and other risk factors are also inherited to a degree. So the bottom line is that if your parents have arteriosclerosis you are at greater risk. It would be even more important to modify your risk factors.
Answered on May 26, 2014
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Dr. Calvin Weisberger
50 years experience Cardiology
Atherosclerosis: It does 'run in families' but isn't a pure inherited disease.
Answered on Jul 19, 2013
Dr. Rick Koch
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21 years experience Cardiology
Strong family: History increases your chances 2-3 fold.
Answered on Mar 30, 2013
Dr. Milton Alvis, jr
40 years experience Preventive Medicine
Human Dominant & Yes: Artery disease, typically starting in childhood (without symptoms) is human dominant behavior, though with significant individual variability. Genetics, lipoproteins (complex protein particles which transport all fat molecules in the water outside cells; not cholesterol), above low normal blood glucose & blood pressure (+ additional more minor factors) are the dominant drivers/inhibiting issues.
Answered on Dec 10, 2013

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