Atherosclerosis

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Atherosclerosis is a disease characterized by the buildup of plaque inside the arteries. [1] Plaque is made up of fat, cholesterol, calcium, and other substances found in the blood. Coronary artery disease (CAD), is atherosclerosis of the coronary arteries. [2] The cause of atherosclerosis is not known. Smoking, diet, physical activity, and genes influence the risk of atherosclerosis. [1] Atherogenic infections have been associated with atherosclerosis in animals. [3]

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LysoSENS is a project by SENS Foundation (nonprofit) to clear out intracellular junk so as to potentially reduce the occurrence of atherosclerosis. The project is part of Strategies for Engineered Negligible Senescence.

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  1. 1.0 1.1 http://www.nhlbi.nih.gov/health/dci/Diseases/Atherosclerosis/Atherosclerosis_WhatIs.html
  2. http://www.nhlbi.nih.gov/health/dci/Diseases/Cad/CAD_WhatIs.html
  3. http://circ.ahajournals.org/cgi/content/abstract/100/4/e20