RSSCategory: Ch 2 Atherosclerosis

THE HEART HEALTHY HOSPITAL MENU

Recently I came across my home town hospital’s “heart healthy” menu. This menu provides food choices for patients with cardiovascular disease (CVD). It’s assumed that these choices come from well-grounded science that demonstrates to the dietician certain principles that must be followed in order not to fuel additional endothelial damage (blood vessel disease). Now I […]

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INFLAMMATION PART FIVE: RESPONSE TO INJURY

THE RESPONSE TO INJURY HYPOTHESIS Finally I’ll expand on the last and most accepted theory on atherosclerosis which nicely ties in the above concepts. This very concise article was taken from the emedicine website. I have paraphrased much of it for simplicity. ENDOTHELIAL INJURY AS THE MECHANISM OF ATHEROSCLEROSIS[1] Response to (vascular/endothelial) injury theory. According […]

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