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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
Surgery - Vascular
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In brief: 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.

In brief: 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.
Dr. William Davis
Dr. William Davis
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Dr. Milton Alvis Jr
Preventive Medicine
In brief: Yes, Many...
Atherosclerosis has been known, for over 7 decades, from autopsy data, to typically begin in later childhood, age 7 y/o typical, earlier with obesity and/or diabetes, yet remains asymptomatic for decades.
Lipoprotein concentrations are the primary driver. Arteries enlarge, not shrink. Though ivus commonly detects in teenagers, plaque rupture & clots produce narrowing, typically decades later.

In brief: Yes, Many...
Atherosclerosis has been known, for over 7 decades, from autopsy data, to typically begin in later childhood, age 7 y/o typical, earlier with obesity and/or diabetes, yet remains asymptomatic for decades.
Lipoprotein concentrations are the primary driver. Arteries enlarge, not shrink. Though ivus commonly detects in teenagers, plaque rupture & clots produce narrowing, typically decades later.
Dr. Milton Alvis Jr
Dr. Milton Alvis Jr
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Dr. Michael Korona
Radiology - Interventional
In brief: Yes
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In brief: Yes
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Dr. Michael Korona
Dr. Michael Korona
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