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Aortic Stiffness Proven as a Reversible Indicator of Risk for Dementia

By Adam Sharp, Oct 19, 2018 3:05:55 PM | dementia, study, aortic stiffness, arterial stiffness

This week, a study from the University of Pittsburgh Schools of the Health Sciences was published in the Journal of Alzheimer's Disease that proves a connection between stiffness of the aorta and

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How Is Arterial Stiffness Caused?

By Adam Sharp, Jul 5, 2018 4:13:38 PM | arterial stiffness, cause, aortic stiffness, stiffness, measurement

Arterial stiffness is, quite simply, the stiffening of the arteries in the human body. The walls of our arteries are flexible and designed to expand and contract with each pump of the heart. As

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Vitamin K and Arterial Stiffness

By Adam Sharp, Jun 7, 2018 3:14:45 PM | arterial stiffness, aortic stiffness, vitamin k, vitamin k2

Arterial stiffness, and specifically stiffness of the aorta, is an important early indicator of a person’s risk for cardiovascular disease. The aorta is the largest artery in the body and, when

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