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Archive for January 27, 2015

Your brain is hardening your arteries, but not on purpose!

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Your brain might just be killing you slowly. Atherosclerosis — or hardening and narrowing of the arteries —¬†can be caused by fat buildup that causes plaque deposits, and is one of the main causes of cardiovascular disease. What does that have to do with the brain? Well new research has shown a link between how the brain regulates fat metabolism, which has the potential of stopping the development of this disease risk factor in¬†obesity and diabetes.

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