fatty streak


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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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As foam cells coalesce, they form fatty streaks and, ultimately, atheromatous plaque.
A macroscopically 'normal' aorta was defined as one in which the intimal surface of the vessel was smooth, glossy and of uniform colour, with no fatty streaks or other lesions.
A glass a day can protect your heart by stopping the production of endothelin-1, responsible for the fatty streaks in arteries.
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.
pneumoniae antigens or DNA in intimal thickening and fatty streaks of young adults and Alaskan Natives (the latter group at low risk for coronary atherosclerosis) supports an early microbial role in pathogenesis (30).
If you eat lots of greasy foods, ugly fatty streaks may already be building up in your arteries.
Claudio Napoli and colleagues showed in a previous study that fatty streaks, the earliest lesions of atherosclerosis, have already formed in fetal arteries.
Mechanism: Insulin resistance 1 - Hyperinsulinemia 2 - Increased VLDL triglyceride 5 - Decreased HDL-cholesterol - Hypertension 4 * Inhibitor: - Normal insulin levels 1 (Moderate alcohol consumption) Mechanism: Pathogenic levels of LDL 5 * Inhibitors: - Increased plasma HDL (Moderate alcohol consumption) 2 - (Resveratrol in wine) 3 Mechanism: Oxidation of native LDL 7 * Inhibitors: - HDL in intima 5 - Anti-oxidants in red wine 4 Mechanism: Deposition of lipids in macrophages, foam cells & fatty streaks 8 9 10 * Inhibitor: Removal of lipids by HDL 6 White on black numbers signify factors related to alcohol consumption that appear to inhibit lipid infiltration of coronary arteries.
Page 389: Wherever they saw fatty streaks (an early state of atherosclerosis), they also found a deficiency in EFAs (Parent Essential Oil's LA).
Oryzanol decreases cholesterol absorption and aortic fatty streaks in hamsters.
Classification of lesions was done on gross examination, according to scoring criteria14: 0=Nil lesion, 1=One to two fatty streaks, 2=Three to five fatty streaks, 3 = More than five fatty streaks, 4=Atheromatous plaque.