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Junk food is a moment on the lips, but a lifetime of risk for the arteries

Fatty, processed foods that are high in low density lipoproteins (LDL cholesterol) are known for causing arterial plaques and the onset of atherosclerosis. New research from the University of Illinois shows that the damage to arteries is almost instant at the cellular level. Upon consumption, processed junk foods such as cheeseburgers, fries, cakes, biscuits, sausage, pizza, and oily chips immediately begin to thicken arteries at the cellular level. Using state-of-the-art microscopes, the research team exposed artery cells to two forms of LDL and watched the arteries become more rigid.  Read more....

 

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