did some follow up research since I'd never heard of that theory before. I wasn't able to find enough information to understand the state of medical knowledge on that issue.
My own theory is that you WON'T see much about it in research until they find a drug or pill to fix it.
When there is money to be made, it'll be all over the place.
Not that I'm hostile to pharmaceuticals or medicine, or making money!
The first I heard of endothelial damage - that I can remember, ha ha - is in Dr. Esselstyn's book. Then it is in Forks Over Knives too, a nice video explanation. It does seem, in the back of my mind, like I should have remembered something about this from my working days..... I did a brief stint as a coronary care unit nurse.
For years, the mechanism of nitric oxide's role in dilating vessels has been used in medicine, that's why people with heart problems carry their little bottles of "nitro" and wear patches of it during the day.
But, fixing the endothelial cells that MAKE the nitro - with potatoes? Wow, what a concept. And, maybe counter to the way most doctors practice too.....
not that I am hostile to most doctors either.... oh, I better stop now!