Hardening

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Hardening

1. The process by which a sudden change to the price of a commodity or futures contract slow and gradually corrects itself, bringing the price into alignment with fundamentals. See also: Reversion to the Mean.

2. A slow but steady rise in price for a futures market or contract.
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This build-up leads to a hardening of arteries, making it difficult for smooth blood flow.
A new software concept begun at JPL as part of this initiative is helping doctors improve treatments for the hardening of arteries by identifying the problem well before potentially fatal strokes and heart attacks occur.
Dr Salman Razvi and Dr Weaver assessed common heart disease risk factors such as the level of LDL, or "bad", cholesterol, body weight and endothelial function, which is a very early marker of hardening of arteries.
It is thought to be an auto-immune condition, and is associated with inflammation markers that have also been linked to hardening of arteries and heart attacks.
The experts at the Wales Heart Research Institute also want to hear from people with diabetes and those of Indian and Asian descent where the hardening of arteries is also poorly understood.
This natural history study is designed to help researchers understand one of the possible ways that high blood pressure can cause damage to blood vessels and cause hardening of arteries.