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Formation of atheromatous deposits, especially on the innermost layer of arterial walls.

ath′er·o·gen′ic (-jĕn′ĭk) adj.
ath′er·o·gen·i′ci·ty (-jə-nĭs′ĭ-tē) n.
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Noun1.atherogenesis - the formation of atheromas on the walls of the arteries as in atherosclerosisatherogenesis - the formation of atheromas on the walls of the arteries as in atherosclerosis
pathology - any deviation from a healthy or normal condition
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Modifications of low-density lipoprotein that increase its atherogenicity.
Antioxidative probiotic fermented goat's milk decreases oxidative stress-mediate atherogenicity in human subjects.
Olive oil polyphenols, in particular, can reduce the concentration and atherogenicity of LDL in healthy young men (Hernaez et al.
1,2) Inflammation results in increased oxidative stress and the release of reactive oxygen species (ROS), leading to oxidative damage to tissues and oxidative modification of lipoproteins, increasing their atherogenicity and contributing to atherosclerotic CVD.
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