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How does someone get atherosclerosis?
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Dr. Claude Parola
Internal Medicine
3 doctors agree
In brief: Many factors
Genetic, diet ( high fat consumption ), lack of exercise, smoking, diabetes etc.
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In brief: Many factors
Genetic, diet ( high fat consumption ), lack of exercise, smoking, diabetes etc.
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Dr. Claude Parola
Dr. Claude Parola
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Dr. Milton Alvis Jr
Preventive Medicine
2 doctors agree
In brief: Several issues
White blood cells, invade into the walls of the blood vessel to remove low density lipoprotein (fat carrying protein) particles.
Macrophages die if overwhelmed with fat & cannot export their ingested fat into high density lipoprotein particles. Elevated blood sugar & blood pressure, even mild, inactivity, smoking, avoiding (not resolving) emotional stress, getting older, being male, older, genetic.

In brief: Several issues
White blood cells, invade into the walls of the blood vessel to remove low density lipoprotein (fat carrying protein) particles.
Macrophages die if overwhelmed with fat & cannot export their ingested fat into high density lipoprotein particles. Elevated blood sugar & blood pressure, even mild, inactivity, smoking, avoiding (not resolving) emotional stress, getting older, being male, older, genetic.
Dr. Milton Alvis Jr
Dr. Milton Alvis Jr
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