• doglover894 doglover894
    May 22, 2008
    why does plaque build up the in arteries and not veins
    doglover894 doglover894
    May 22, 2008

    What is different, never mind, there is peripheral vascular disease in the veins.



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  • Dee June 08, 2008
    June 08, 2008

    One of the best books I've ever read is by Dr. Malcolm Kendrick, titled The Great Cholesterol Con  He also asks this question, and points out that if an artery is replaces by a vein, the vein will develop atherosclerosis, and if a vein is replaced by an artery, it never develops atherosclerosis.  This book is an eye-opener.  Another point he makes about statins and cholesterol:  if a man takes statins, he will live approximately 3 weeks longer, and for women taking statins, there is NO difference in the mortality rate, not one day!

    And he also points out that the World Health Organization's ongoing study has shown that there is no correlation whatsoever in heart disease rates and cholesterol levels.

  • mattmill55 February 21, 2009
    February 21, 2009
    why does plaque build up the in arteries and not veins READ MORE
  • nobody January 14, 2010
    January 14, 2010

    Because arteries carry fat to the cells but lymph vessels carry it back to the liver through the spleen. 

  • kermithomer August 07, 2016
    August 07, 2016
    For atherosclerosis to occur there needs to be an original insult that initiates the cascade of changes that forms a plaque. Typically this is damage to the endothelium, often caused by high blood pressure. The pressure is much higher in arteries than veins and it's therefore very unlikely to occur in veins. Found it at the studentroom.co (sorry not wikipedia) :) READ MORE
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