Weight control. Being overweight is a major
risk factor for CAD. Weight loss lowers LDL cholesterol and reduces all of the
risk factors for metabolic syndrome.
Physical activity. Lack of
exercise is a major risk factor for CAD. Regular exercise can help improve cholesterol levels. It can also lower blood pressure, reduce insulin
resistance, lower blood sugar levels, and improve heart function.
Assessing risk category for CAD. After your risk is determined,
treatment to lower LDL to appropriate levels can begin along with treatment of
other metabolic risk factors, including high blood pressure and insulin
This information is produced and provided by the National
Institute (NCI). The information in this topic may have changed since it was written. For the most current information, contact the National
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WebMD Medical Reference from Healthwise
August 13, 2013
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