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Overview of Arteriosclerosis

Arteriosclerosis is atherosclerosis of the arterioles (see atherosclerosis.

Etiology of Arteriosclerosis

Historical graphs (Figures 1 and 2 below) [King2000] show that the well-known rise of heart disease in the United States over the past 50 years parallels the rise in the consumption of high-fructose corn syrup and other sweeteners (Figure 2), and the rise in the consumption of vegetable oils (Figure 1). This historical data do not support the theory that consumption of animal fat including eggs is linked to heart disease.
Figure 1 from King2000 Figure 2 from King2000


References for Arteriosclerosis