Atherosclerosis, often referred to as a hardening of the arteries, is a major issue across the globe.
According to at least one study, roughly half of individuals 40-54 years old have hardened arteries.
That is obviously a significant number and includes people that do not smoke and/or are of normal weight.
Hardening of arteries happens when fat and cholesterol (and other substances) build upon the walls of people’s arteries. It’s most common in the heart, but can occur elsewhere.
The deposits, commonly referred to as plaques, narrow the artery’s blood flow over time and in some cases completely block the blood flowing through the arteries.
Sufferers typically do not experience symptoms until the blood flow starts to be restricted, and common symptoms are chest pain and/or shortness of breath.
Cannabis And Atherosclerosis
Researchers in the United States and Switzerland recently collaborated to explore the relationship between cannabis use and atherosclerosis.