hardening of the arteries

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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.
Number of stays by circulatory disease: hardening of the arteries (1.
The following April, Siegel counted 65 anti-smoking groups that were attributing various adverse cardiovascular consequences, included hardening of the arteries and heart attacks, to a half-hour of second-hand smoke.
However, the 78-year-old "mercy-killing" pathologist is petitioning Michigan Governor Jennifer Granholm for mercy, for an even earlier release, based on claims of various health problems, including diabetes, hardening of the arteries, and vertigo.
Welch suffered from high blood pressure and hardening of the arteries.
They also contain calcium, potassium, zinc, selenium, folate and niacin, together with linolenic acid, which helps prevent hardening of the arteries.
Collaborating with Roberto Elosua and Chao Qiang Lai, he appraised the relationship of carriers of variants of the APOA5 gene to atherosclerosis, or 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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
Other studies suggest hardening of the arteries in the brain may cause depression, while still other researchers think that some heart medications may contribute.