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also found that in BALB/c mice oil red O staining of fatty streaks showed intra and extra cellular lipids thus confirming findings of present study18.
11) Lipid-rich foam cells, other inflammatory cells, cellular debris, calcium deposits, and connective tissue accumulate in the fatty streak and increase inflammation, leading to cell death.
The atherosclerotic lesion typically comprises fatty streaks that later develop into fibrous plaques.
J, 'Dietary Conjugated Linoleic Acid Reduces Plasma and Lipoprotein Cholesterol and Aortic Fatty Streak Formation in Hypercholesterolemic Hamsters', 87th AOCS Annual Meeting, Indianapolis, IN, 29A, 1996.
The body tries to heal that damage by sending in smooth muscle cells to cover the fatty streak and repair the wall.
Alone, the fatty streak is harmless, but without it, heart disease would have no place to begin.
Atherosclerosis starts with fatty streaks appearing in blood vessel walls.
The microfibre sensor could also be beneficial for patients suffering from atherosclerosis, which is the thickening and stiffening of the arteries caused by the accumulation of fatty streaks.
Obese children also have risk factors for atherosclerosis such as endothelial dysfunction, carotid intima-media thickening, the development of early aortic and coronary arterial fatty streaks, decreased arterial distensibility, and increased left atrial diameter (7).
For example, the abdominal aorta can show thickening of the walls and fatty streaks in smokers as young as 15 or 16 years of age.