A 26-year-old male asked:
if i've sat around and not done much for 8 years, sedentary, and am 26, eating lots of fast food, is this enough time to get clogged heart arteries?
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It is possible: Age correlates with presence of atherosclerosis or plaque and will be more likely with more risk factors. The answer to you question is based on a postmortem study on Korean war and Vietnam war combatants . Prevalence of "clogged arteries " was almost 75% and blockage of > 75% was 1/10. Average age was in the 20's . So is it possible to have clogged arteries by the mid 20's
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Last updated Jun 20, 2016
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