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Ozone May Be Secret Ingredient in Plaques' Inflammatory Stew

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Science  07 Nov 2003:
Vol. 302, Issue 5647, pp. 965
DOI: 10.1126/science.302.5647.965a

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On page 1053, researchers report evidence that ozone is produced in atherosclerotic plaques and that this ozone contributes to plaque formation by oxidizing cholesterol.