Hardening of arteries


The adult human body contains a complex circulatory system composed of about 100,00 miles of blood vessels, of which there are three types: arteries, veins, and capillaries. Arteries carry oxygen-and nutrient-rich blood away from the heart and to cells; capillaries connect arteries to veins and facilitate the exchange of oxygen and carbon dioxide, and veins carry oxygen-depleted blood back to the heart. A robust blood supply is therefore vital to good healthy. Of all the organs, the brain and the heart are most vulnerable to impaired circulatory function...Atherosclerosis's (more generally known as arteriosclerosis), often called hardening of the arteries, is this country's number-one killer, leading to approximately one million deaths every year. ..Those who survive the complications of atherosclerosis are frequently physically impaired, and many are no longer able to work or enjoy life...

Over the years, doctors have identified many factors that increase stroke and heart-attack risk. These include: obesity, diabetes, smoking, heavy drinking, chronic stress, chronic illness, a diet high in saturated fats (especially trans fatty acids, mainly the products of partial hydrogenation of vegetable oils), hypothyroidism, hypertension, and the use of oral contraceptives. Recently, the medical profession has begun to realize that certain infectious organisms may also play a role in atherosclerosis.

Health and Nutrition Secrets (that can save your life), Dr Russell L. Blaylock, MD

Health and Nutrition Secrets (that can save your life), Dr Russell L. Blaylock, MD

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