Progression and Regression of Advanced Atherosclerosis as Studied by Quantitative Methods

  • Robert W. Wissler
Part of the NATO Advanced Study Institutes Series book series (NSSA, volume 51)


In this presentation, the evidence will be reviewed which indicates that the incidence and severity of atherosclerosis and its clinical effects can be altered significantly by dietary and other factors. The main goals will be to put this evidence in perspective, to call attention to its shortcomings and then to outline the studies that appear to be most urgently needed. Before considering the ways one may measure progression and regression of atherosclerotic plaques, it is important to understand the main features of atherosclerosis in humans.


Rhesus Monkey Atherosclerotic Plaque Cholesterol Ester Artery Wall Fatty Streak 
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Authors and Affiliations

  • Robert W. Wissler
    • 1
    • 2
  1. 1.The Department of PathologyThe University of ChicagoChicagoUSA
  2. 2.The Specialized Center of Research in AtherosclerosisThe University of ChicagoChicagoUSA

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