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DESCRIPTION: Atherosclerotic plaques in coronary arteries may be more aptly described as pimples, initiated by the infiltration of cholesterol into the lining of our arteries. The ending, should blood flow to our heart muscle be cut off by a clot formed by the rupture of one of these inflamed pockets of pus in our arterial lining, is a heart attack. Cholesterol-induced zits in the lining of our coronary arteries can also occur in other blood vessels. In our head they can cause a stroke, in our back they can cause degenerative disk disease (http://nutritionfacts.org/video/cholesterol-and-lower-back-pain/), in our abdomen they can cause an aneurysm (http://nutritionfacts.org/video/abdominal-aortic-aneurysms-ticking-time-balloons/), and in our pelvis they can cause sexual dysfunction in both men (http://nutritionfacts.org/video/atkins-diet-trouble-keeping-it-up/) and women (http://nutritionfacts.org/video/cholesterol-and-female-sexual-dysfunction/). Thankfully, Avoiding Cholesterol Is A No Brainer (http://nutritionfacts.org/video/avoiding-cholesterol-is-a-no-brainer/). It’s Purely a Question Of Diet (http://nutritionfacts.org/video/heart-attacks-and-cholesterol-purely-a-question-of-diet/). Trans fat, saturated fat, and cholesterol should be kept to a minimum. There are more than 80 videos on heart disease (http://nutritionfacts.org/topics/heart-disease/) and also hundreds of other videos on more than a thousand subjects at http://nutritionfacts.org/topics/.
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