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Despite the media hype of several studies suggesting that a high-fat, Atkins-style (HF) diet does not adversely affect blood lipids and other cardiovascular (CVD) risk factors, all of these studies had very poor compliance. Simply put, the subjects had pretty much reverted to their own original before the studies...
 
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It is now scientifically well established that inflammation in the arteries plays a role in the growth of atherosclerotic plaques. Inflammation also promotes blood clot formation.1 The rupture of unstable, cholesterol-filled plaques triggers the formation of a blood clot inside the artery. This clot can suddenly block blood flow...
 
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In assessing cardiovascular disease (CVD) risk, physicians generally assume that higher HDL-Cholesterol (HDL-C) is protective and anything that lowers "good" HDL-C levels will also likely increase the risk of CVD. Indeed, research has shown that is primarily HDL particles that pick up cholesterol from the periphery (including the artery wall) and bring it back to ... Good HDL Can Become Bad HDL
 
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CPE: Is CRP A Better Predictor of Heart Attack Risk than Serum Cholesterol? It is now scientifically well established that inflammation plays a role in the initiation, growth and destabilization of atherosclerotic plaques that lead to clogged arteries and most heart attacks. The rupture of unstable, cholesterol-filled plaques triggers...