• 1 month ago

    Does stage three starvation reduce atherosclerosis in the coronary arteries?

    I realize this is a little like asking whether I should use a hot branding iron or get stitches, but it's my first question.

    During stage two starvation, which may last several weeks, the body is harvesting every available source of fat and turning it into glycerol and fatty acids. Depending on much stored fat the person has, this phase may last three to seven weeks.

    Stage three starvation starts when the body has run out of fat sources, and it starts breaking down muscle tissue exclusively.

    Google defines clogging of the arteries as "the narrowing or blockage of the coronary arteries, usually caused by atherosclerosis. Atherosclerosis (sometimes called "hardening" or "clogging" of the arteries) is the buildup of cholesterol and fatty deposits (called plaques) on the inner walls of the arteries."

    Is there some reason the body would ignore the fat stored in the arteries when starvation is forcing it to stay alive? And if not, wouldn't that person be better off from an artery standpoint after starving?

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  • 1 month ago

    RE: Does stage three starvation reduce atherosclerosis in the coronary arteries?

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