Just a little junk food is enough to damage blood vessels and ’cause strokes’, scientists warn

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Just a little junk food is enough to damage blood vessels and 'cause strokes', scientists warn



JUNK food hardens and thickens arteries faster than previously thought, scientists warn.
The condition, atherosclerosis, is the main cause of heart attacks and strokes.
Getty – Contributor A new study has found that junk food hardens and thickens arteries faster than previously thought
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Tests on mice found two types of bad cholesterol were the culprits — LDL (low density lipoprotein) and oxidised LDL.
The US rodents were given a well-balanced diet or fast food-style. The second group quickly developed stiff arteries.
The University of Illinois team said: “To our surprise, a very small amount of oxidised LDL dramatically changes the cell membrane structure.”
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