As you age, an interesting phenomenon happens: you lose bone mass, but your arteries turn into “bone-like tissues.”
Okay, that’s a slight exaggeration; but something similar to the process of bone formation does take place in aging arteries.
In diseased arteries, bone-making cells similar to osteoblasts can literally be found in the lining of arterial walls.
And, as you can probably imagine, this is not a healthy process.
In this segment, Dr. Mike explores how this bodily process has been linked to arterial disease and osteoporosis.
Listen to this excellent radio show from Healthy Talk w/ Dr. Michael Smith at RadioMD.com:
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