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When did atherosclerosis become treatable?
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Dr. Milton Alvis Jr
Preventive Medicine
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In brief: ForDecadesYetIgnored
Atherosclerosis, typically starts ~age 7, is primarily driven by lipoproteins (the proteins which transport fat in the water outside cells), not cholesterol (made by every cell), thus optimize NMR particle test (hdl & LDL concentration, not cholesterol), keep hba1c low, optional =5.
0%, sbp =120 mmhg, don’t smoke, exercise, avoid dietary sugars, etc; study: nusi.Org, taubes, attia, lustig fatchance.

In brief: ForDecadesYetIgnored
Atherosclerosis, typically starts ~age 7, is primarily driven by lipoproteins (the proteins which transport fat in the water outside cells), not cholesterol (made by every cell), thus optimize NMR particle test (hdl & LDL concentration, not cholesterol), keep hba1c low, optional =5.
0%, sbp =120 mmhg, don’t smoke, exercise, avoid dietary sugars, etc; study: nusi.Org, taubes, attia, lustig fatchance.
Dr. Milton Alvis Jr
Dr. Milton Alvis Jr
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Dr. Milton Alvis Jr
Keep in mind that atherosclerosis, per se, does not narrow arteries. Instead, arteries enlarge at all the locations at which plaque develops (nearly always on inside curves of all bends). I figured this our in 1985 because the data did not match the theory & plaque not seen angiograms & his was first published 1987: See: goo.gl/aRhOU2 Narrowings are the result of wall tears over plaques & clots.
Dr. Budi Bahureksa
Internal Medicine - Cardiology
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In brief: They are not --
Hello jmercado -- atherosclerosis remains untreatable -- we know more about the cellular biology and make up of different types of atherosclerosis plaques -- and we know more about risk factors related to the plaque development -- so perhaps we could improve the odds of healthy living even longevity -.

In brief: They are not --
Hello jmercado -- atherosclerosis remains untreatable -- we know more about the cellular biology and make up of different types of atherosclerosis plaques -- and we know more about risk factors related to the plaque development -- so perhaps we could improve the odds of healthy living even longevity -.
Dr. Budi Bahureksa
Dr. Budi Bahureksa
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Dr. William Cromwell
Clinical Lipidology
In brief: Risk Factors
Atherosclerosis, also known as “hardening of the arteries”, occurs when areas of the artery wall thicken in response to either increased modifiable (high LDL particle levels, smoking or high blood pressure )and non-modifiable (genetics, age, gender) risk factors.
Over time, areas of focal thickening may grow into a larger lesion called a “plaque" that can limit blood flow through the vessel.

In brief: Risk Factors
Atherosclerosis, also known as “hardening of the arteries”, occurs when areas of the artery wall thicken in response to either increased modifiable (high LDL particle levels, smoking or high blood pressure )and non-modifiable (genetics, age, gender) risk factors.
Over time, areas of focal thickening may grow into a larger lesion called a “plaque" that can limit blood flow through the vessel.
Dr. William Cromwell
Dr. William Cromwell
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