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More on Peripheral Artery Disease, compiled by authors Bolden and Ruffin:
Peripheral arterial disease (PAD) is a condition characterized by atherosclerotic occlusive disease of the lower extremities. Risk factors for peripheral artery disease include elevated blood cholesterol, diabetes, smoking, hypertension, inactivity and obesity. Diabetes and smoking are the strongest risk factors.