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is atherosclerosis contagious?

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Dr. Milton Alvis, jr
Preventive Medicine 41 years experience
No, but...: Atherosclerosis is dominant human behavior in all first world countries, less so in third world countries - other physical health problems are a bigger issues there. Atherosclerosis typically starts in childhood yet typically remains asymptomatic for many decades, until plaque ruptures, clots and/or aneurysms develop. However, atherosclerosis is clearly more common in some families than others.

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