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The egg intake came into scrutiny in the late sixties when the American Heart Association (AHA) advised people to limit their intake of eggs to three to four per week ( two for people with known coronary disease) when scientific research established that a persistently high blood cholesterol level leads to atherosclerosis (i.e. deposition of cholesterol in the walls of blood vessels), a major underlying cause of heart attack and stroke.
Studies have shown that hypertension or high blood pressure, if it is not detected and treated immediately, it is highly life threatening and complications can be developed over a period of time such as hardening of arteries known as (atherosclerosis) or bulging of the artery (aneurysm) in the brain that can lead to stroke.
Scientists had warned that exhaust fumes from motor vehicles can aggravate heart disease by triggering inflammation and hardening of blood vessels.