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How can changing your lifestyle help with treating coronary artery disease (CAD)?

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These time-tested lifestyle changes sound familiar for a reason -- they work!

  • Eat foods that are low in trans fats, saturated fats, simple sugars, and sodium.
  • If you smoke, quit.
  • Be active every day, ideally for 30 minutes or more s day (first, ask your doctor if there are any limits on what you can do).
  • Work to stick to a healthy weight.
  • Learn effective ways to manage your stress.

From: What Is Coronary Artery Disease? WebMD Medical Reference

SOURCES:

U.S. National Library of Medicine.

Cassar, D. , December 2009. Mayo Clinic Proceedings

American Heart Association.

Cleveland Clinic Foundation.

National Heart, Lung, and Blood Institute.

CDC.

Reviewed by Melinda Ratini on January 11, 2018

SOURCES:

U.S. National Library of Medicine.

Cassar, D. , December 2009. Mayo Clinic Proceedings

American Heart Association.

Cleveland Clinic Foundation.

National Heart, Lung, and Blood Institute.

CDC.

Reviewed by Melinda Ratini on January 11, 2018

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