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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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A HARDENING of the arteries is a very serious condition where there is a build-up of fat in the walls of the blood vessels that supply the leg, meaning blood has trouble reaching the feet.
Thus, nutritionists recommend the use of various healthy oils, which may be beneficial in preventing hardening of the arteries.
Studies have suggested that the high level of antioxidants found in pomegranate juice--higher than in red wine--might reduce plaque buildup on artery walls raid help prevent hardening of the arteries. Indeed, it may even reverse the disease's progression.
The technique is effective in lessening the symptoms of excessive hardening of the arteries, known as arteriosclerosis obliterans, under which blood currents in patients' arteries are obstructed or even blocked, professor Issei Komuro said.
These study subjects were already participating in two clinical trials investigating other aspects of atherosclerosis, or thickening and hardening of the arteries. The selected participants were generally healthy people over 40 who showed some signs of increased risk of cardiovascular disease.
Ideally, insulin sensitivity should be high to reduce the risk of diabetes, hardening of the arteries, high blood pressure, and other conditions.
He said flavonoids also work to prevent the oxidation of cholesterol, which plays a role in causing atherosclerosis--known as hardening of the arteries. They also help arteries to dilate, which improves blood flow and blood pressure.
In fact, he says, back in the 1960s all forms of dementia were referred to as "hardening of the arteries." Then, with a better understanding of the processes in the brain that led to Alzheimer's disease, the diagnosis shifted in the 1970s and 1980s to Alzheimer's disease.
The two experts and collaborators have tirelessly labored to present their up-to-date findings that the root cause of heart disease and "hardening of the arteries" may not be excess fat, but rather a microbiological infection that can be treated and cured without the necessity of surgical intervention.
Eating dark chocolate seems to make blood vessels more flexible, which helps prevent the hardening of the arteries that leads to heart attacks, according to the research.
"While we know that air pollution is not the dominant cause of atherosclerotic diseases (hardening of the arteries), these results are consistent with findings that air pollution provokes inflammation, accelerates atherosclerosis, and alters cardiac function, says Pope.
They range from damaged nerves and blood vessels; retinopathy (a disease of the retina that can cause blindness); kidney failure: a hardening of the arteries, which can lead to stroke; and poor circulation in the legs and feet, which can lead to ulcers, infections, and eventual amputation.