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  • noun

Synonyms for hardening

abnormal hardening or thickening of tissue

the process of becoming hard or solid by cooling or drying or crystallization

the act of making something harder (firmer or tighter or more compact)

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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.
American researchers found that hardening of arteries - progressed faster among past smokers than people who had never smoked.
Some hardening of arteries normally occurs when people grow older.
Research also suggests that pomegranate juice promotes a healthy heart by preventing the hardening of arteries, reversing buildup of plaque on artery walls, and reducing blood pressure.