Atherosclerosis, or hardening of the arteries
, is a major contributor to coronary heart disease and stroke.
Hardening of the arteries
had been thought of as an immutable part of the aging process.
Taylor and his colleagues have now completed two studies -- one in human volunteers and one in animals -- suggesting acetaminophen at recommended doses may interfere with the early processes leading to hardening of the arteries
," said Edward Nelson, MD, PhD, Vice President, Medical/Research and Development, McNeil Consumer Healthcare.
Infections caused by a build-up of plaque can lead to heart attacks and hardening of the arteries
5 years were smokers, diabetics, those with hardening of the arteries
and those with high cholesterol.
YOUNG HEARTS Clear medical descriptions of hardening of the arteries
have been recorded since the 16th century, and 20th-century researchers have found evidence of it in the mummified remains of ancient Egyptians.
Miczo, who was finally diagnosed last year with peripheral arterial disease, or PAD, a hardening of the arteries
in the legs, is taking part in a gene therapy trial at the Stanford University School of Medicine to test an experimental new drug for the treatment of this often painful and debilitating disease.
Drinking juice with added carotenoids - which give mandarins their colour - may also cut the risk of other diseases such as diabetes and hardening of the arteries
, two Japanese studies have found.
Heart attacks combine two distinct processes, hardening of the arteries
and blood clots.
Atherosclerosis is commonly referred to as hardening of the arteries
and can lead to problems including blood clots, angina, heart attacks and stroke.
A surprising similarity in structure between two blood proteins could help explain how some people develop atherosclerosis, or hardening of the arteries
, scientists announced this week.
E[acute accent]PAD, also known as Peripheral Vascular Disease (PVD), is characterized by a reduction of blood flow to the lower limbs due to atherosclerosis, commonly called hardening of the arteries