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Atherosclerosis and Coronary Heart Disease caused by Inflammation with: Dr. Kiesz and Sam Shepherd

Dr. Kiesz and Sam Shepherd discuss how inflammation is a major contributor to coronary heart disease.  Sam shares his visit to Dr. Kiesz for a Heart catheterization looking for coronary heart disease.

Atherosclerosis refers to the buildup of fats, cholesterol, and other substances in and on your artery walls (plaque), which can restrict blood flow. The plaque can burst, triggering a blood clot. Although atherosclerosis is often considered a heart problem, it can affect arteries anywhere in your body.

CVD is a leading cause of death worldwide. Accumulating evidence suggests that ValAsta may work by inhibiting LDL (bad cholesterol) and decreasing trans fats (caused by food preservatives) and increasing HDL (good cholesterol). Along with the ability to reduce oxidative stress (free radicals causing inflammation) and balancing these lipoproteins – LDL and HDL – ValAsta may prove to be a strong preventive for heart disease.

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