JUNK food hardens and thickens arteries faster than previously thought, scientists warn.
The disease atherosclerosis is the leading cause of heart attacks and strokes.
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Testing on mice found two types of bad cholesterol, the culprit: LDL (low-density lipoprotein) and oxidized LDL.
The rodents from the US received a balanced diet or a fast food style. The second group quickly developed stiff arteries.
The team at the University of Illinois said: "To our surprise, a very small amount of oxidized LDL dramatically changes the cell membrane structure."