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Is there something that starts in teenagers that causes them to later get coronary atherosclerosis?

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Dr. William Davis
38 years experience in Vascular Surgery
Yes: The most famous example is from autopsies of us soldiers (ages 18 and above) who died in vietnam. The aortas of many demonstrated fat-laden cells which are the first step toward atherosclerosis. No data, to my knowledge about corresponding lifestyles, but we know many were smokers.
Answered on Apr 24, 2016
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