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fatty streak

Early evidence of atherosclerosis, in which cholesterol, macrophages, and smooth muscle cells accumulate in the intima of arteries.
See: atherosclerosis
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fatty streak

fibrosed extracellular lipid at the intimal surface of an artery causing local stenosis and roughening; earliest manifestation of arterial or arteriolar pathology, culminating as atheroma formation, typically presenting at arterial bifurcations
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Page 389: Wherever they saw fatty streaks (an early state of atherosclerosis), they also found a deficiency in EFAs (Parent Essential Oil's LA).
And half of kids now have fatty streaks in their arteries and that is literally the early stage of heart disease.
90) Fuchs et al modified Goutallier's original classification scheme of fatty infiltration to MRI--describing the proportion of fatty streaks and replacement relative to muscle.
Fatty streaks formed of subendothelial collections of foam cells and lipids now appear.
Oryzanol decreases cholesterol absorption and aortic fatty streaks in hamsters.
South African studies indicated that early lesions such as fatty streaks were common in black South Africans, but levels of more advanced lesions were lower than those reported for white South Africans, black and white Americans, and European populations.
Hamsters develop fatty streaks in the walls of their arteries in a similar way to humans, which is a sign of heart disease.
A glass a day can protect your heart by stopping the production of endothelin-1, responsible for the fatty streaks in arteries.
Robert Nicolosi, PhD, of the University of Massachusetts at Lowell described basic research showing how lutein may reduce the development of fatty streaks -- one of the first steps in coronary artery disease.
Furthermore, several studies have shown that fetuses and children born of hypercholesterolemic mothers have an increased incidence of fatty streaks in the aorta.
The fruit also hampers hardening of the arteries by fatty streaks along blood vessel walls (arteriosclerosis) by helping to stop high cholesterol.