Arteriosclerosis is a disease process that occurs in arteries throughout the body. Overtime, areas of arteriosclerosis can show large amounts of fat accumulation, often with numerous cholesterol crystals, areas of calcification, and large amounts of fibrous scar tissue.


Hydrogenated oils play a key role in increasing your risk of arteriosclerosis.


The Causes of Arteriosclerosis

Until now, the precise process as to how arteriosclerosis occurs has been vague and controversial. Heart Attack and Stroke: The Science of a Man-Made Health Catastrophe, presents a detailed concept that defines the disease process of arteriosclerosis in a new and different way. Previously, science has identified medical conditions and lifestyle choices that have been associated with either increased or decreased risk of developing arteriosclerosis. These are familiar to many because they are frequently discussed in both lay and scientific articles about arteriosclerosis and heart disease. These risk factors include medical conditions like high blood pressure and diabetes. High levels of cholesterol and other fats circulating in the blood also correlate with increased risk. People who exercise very little or who are overweight are also at increased risk. Long-time smokers are at an extremely elevated risk. Conversely, those who exercise reasonably, make an effort to remain close to their ideal weight, don't smoke, and are compliant with treatment for high blood pressure and diabetes are at reduced risk. Exactly how all of these medical and lifestyle components exert an influence on the final process resulting in arteriosclerosis has been unclear. All of these contributing components become logical and explainable by the concepts presented in Heart Attack and Stroke: The Science of a Man-Made Health Catastrophe.