Chicken Studies Suggest Treatment for Atherosclerosis
Sep15

Chicken Studies Suggest Treatment for Atherosclerosis

Scientists are studying White Leghorn chickens which have similar cholesterol levels to humans to understand atherosclerosis- the build-up of cholesterol in arteries. It triggers coronary artery disease, the number one killer in the United States, in which accumulations of cholesterol called plaques form on artery walls.

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Japanese Quail and Atherosclerosis
Jul27

Japanese Quail and Atherosclerosis

Due to a buildup of plaque which hardens arteries, atherosclerosis can lead to complications, such as heart attack or stroke. Researchers breed Japanese quail to increase their susceptibility to dietary-induced atherosclerosis to understand the role of fatty foods in cardiovascular disease.

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