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Atherosclerosis

  • By: Hamid Ghanbari & Dustin Feldman
  • In: Encyclopedia of Obesity
  • Edited by: Kathleen Keller
  • Subject:Food & Nutrition

Atherosclerosis is a term used to describe the accumulation of fats and lipids (molecules consisting mainly of cholesterol) that ultimately results in the formation of plaque within arteries in the body. This process can eventually result in the disruption or complete ...

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