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Medical News Today: Inflammation keeps heart attack and stroke at bay

Scientists have discovered that, as far as arteries are concerned, inflammation can be both good and bad. In its well-known bad role, it can aid atherosclerosis, the plaque-forming process that clogs up arteries and raises the risk of heart attacks and strokes.New research, however, has also revealed that during the advanced stages of atherosclerosis, inflammation helps to keep the plaques stable, which reduces the risk of heart attacks and strokes. (September 21, 2018)

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