Atherosclerosis (Arteriosclerosis)

Atherosclerosis (arteriosclerosis) is a term used to describe a thickening, hardening and loss of elasticity in arterial walls.  Atherosclerosis is the most common form of arteriosclerosis and involves progressive degeneration of the inner lining of the arteries (especially where arteries bifurcate) … Continue reading

Homocysteine, Elevated

Homocysteine is an intermediary amino acid produced by the breakdown of methionine in the diet.  High blood levels of homocysteine damage artery walls, contributing to the development of atherosclerosis.  Three vitamins taken in combination reduce homocysteine levels: vitamin B-6, vitamin B-12, … Continue reading