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How does a saturated fat-rich diet help the development of cardiovascular disease?

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Dr. Robert Gould
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In brief: Fats clog arteries

Fatty meals contain cholesterol and lipids that are able to penetrate the lining of your arteries including the coronary arteries and the arteries that feed the brain.
The penetration of the smooth arterial wall allows an inflammatory reaction resulting in a fatty plaque. Plaque rupture causes a clot to form in the arterry blocking the flow of blood/oxygen resulting in a heart attack or stroke.

In brief: Fats clog arteries

Fatty meals contain cholesterol and lipids that are able to penetrate the lining of your arteries including the coronary arteries and the arteries that feed the brain.
The penetration of the smooth arterial wall allows an inflammatory reaction resulting in a fatty plaque. Plaque rupture causes a clot to form in the arterry blocking the flow of blood/oxygen resulting in a heart attack or stroke.
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