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Smoking and food additives linked to hardening in the arteries, a risk factor for heart disease and death

Having healthy arteries is vital to prevent chronic diseases like coronary artery disease. The hardening of arteries, or arterial stiffness, is a risk factor for heart disease and even death. However, the causes of arterial stiffening are not well understood. Fortunately, a recent study published in the American Journal of Hypertension identified key lifestyle factors that could contribute to hardened arteries.  Read more....

 

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