Cholesterol Crystals May Tear Through Our Artery Lining

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DESCRIPTION: Crystallization of cholesterol may be what causes atherosclerotic plaque rupture, the trigger for heart attacks.

Isn’t that extraordinary? Makes you really not want to be building up cholesterol in your arteries. I have a feeling given the powerful visual, that this might be a good one to share with those in your life with heart disease in hopes that they might reconsider eating artery-clogging diets.

Arterial Acne (http://nutritionfacts.org/video/arterial-acne/) is the inflamed pockets of pus video I mentioned is here: Blocking the First Step of Heart Disease (http://nutritionfacts.org/video/blocking-the-first-step-of-heart-disease/) involves keeping our LDL cholesterol low by decreasing our intake of Trans Fat, Saturated Fat, and Cholesterol: Tolerable Upper Intake of Zero (http://nutritionfacts.org/video/trans-fat-saturated-fat-and-cholesterol-tolerable-upper-intake-of-zero/). Switching from red meat to white won’t do it: Switching From Beef to Chicken and Fish May Not Lower Cholesterol (http://nutritionfacts.org/video/Switching-from-Beef-to-Chicken-Fish-May-Not-Lower-Cholesterol).

Does it matter if LDL cholesterol in our blood is small and dense or large and fluffy? See Does Cholesterol Size Matter? (http://nutritionfacts.org/video/Does-Cholesterol-Size-Matter)

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