Study Reveals Cholesterol’s Link to Atherosclerosis
You often hear about the negative implications of high cholesterol, or TV commercials promoting products that help lower cholesterol. Simply put, high levels of “bad” cholesterol leads to atherosclerosis, resulting in clogged arteries and higher risks of heart attack and stroke. Researchers from the University at Buffalo conducted a recent study which has given a clearer understanding of atherosclerosis in humans. Additionally, they have discovered that stem cells play a key role in promoting inflammation. Their research was published in the journal, PLOSOne, and it may help to open a new realm of preventative strategies to lower the risk of heart attack and stroke in at-risk individuals.