Fast-forward to 2014, and there are health stories on the endothelium in the mainstream press every day. Here's a sampling from just last week----
Tomato Sauce helps fight heart disease Of 36 patients with heart disease, those taking the pill every day for two months saw their blood vessels widen by 53 per cent. This was due to improved functioning of the endothelium, the inner wall cell lining of blood vessels, scientists believe. http://www.telegraph.co.uk/science/10887369/Ketchup-with-everything-tomato-sauce-helps-fight-heart-disease.html
So, now that we know the endothelium is truly important---how is our current environment impacting our health? And what can we do about it?
Here's what I wrote in 2007: