Chronic infection as a Cause of Atherosclerosis

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Chronic infection as a Cause of Atherosclerosis

The idea that chronic infections within arteries might cause atherosclerosis first arose when doctors observed that people with even high normal levels of c-reactive protein, a marker for inflammation, had much higher rates of coronary heart disease and stroke than those with lower levels. The natural question then arose: What infectious organism was responsible for the inflammation?

Health and Nutrition Secrets (that can save your life), Dr Russell L. Blaylock, MD

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