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Is there many vegans that get coronary atherosclerosis?

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Dr. Laura Pak
Surgery - Vascular
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In brief: There can be

There are multiple risk factors for atherosclerosis: hypertension, high cholesterol, diabetes, smoking, family history of heart disease or stroke, getting older, being a man.
Being a vegan may help with dietary concerns that influence cholesterol levels, but it does not negate heriditary risk.

In brief: There can be

There are multiple risk factors for atherosclerosis: hypertension, high cholesterol, diabetes, smoking, family history of heart disease or stroke, getting older, being a man.
Being a vegan may help with dietary concerns that influence cholesterol levels, but it does not negate heriditary risk.
Dr. Laura Pak
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Dr. Milton Alvis, jr
Preventive Medicine

In brief: Yes, many...

Atherosclerosis is an accumulation of white blood cells in artery walls, there to remove low density lipoprotein (fat carrying protein) particles.
Cholesterol, about 30% of the fat molecules in all animal cell membranes, are manufactured by every animal cell, a cellular survival issue. Plants do not make cholesterol. Cholesterol is promoted as a way to estimate lipoproteins; but was never correct.

In brief: Yes, many...

Atherosclerosis is an accumulation of white blood cells in artery walls, there to remove low density lipoprotein (fat carrying protein) particles.
Cholesterol, about 30% of the fat molecules in all animal cell membranes, are manufactured by every animal cell, a cellular survival issue. Plants do not make cholesterol. Cholesterol is promoted as a way to estimate lipoproteins; but was never correct.
Dr. Milton Alvis, jr
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