the 1950s, researchers found that a major ingredient of the plaque in arteries was cholesterol and assumed it was settling there because it was part of our diet. Now it seems that cholesterol only builds up inside blood vessels if they are damaged. Believe it or not, your body is using cholesterol as a bandage to repair broken areas in the cardiovascular
So what damages our vessels? High blood pressure plays a large part.
Imagine the plumbing inside your home. What if water pressure was extremely high in the system? Pipes would begin to burst, especially at junction points. That’s exactly what happens in our bodies. When pressure is high, our arteries become strained, particularly in high-stress areas such as right around the heart and in places where vessels bend.