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What can I do to lower my risk for atherosclerosis?

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You can lower your chances of atherosclerosis:

  • Eat a diet low in trans fats and high in fiber-rich fruits and vegetables.
  • Stop smoking.
  • Exercise most days.
  • Get your cholesterol and blood pressure checked.

From: Diagnosing Atherosclerosis WebMD Medical Reference

SOURCES:

Lorenz, M., , 2007. Circulation

Yusuf, S., , 2004. Lancet

Richard Stein, MD, national spokesman, American Heart Association; professor of medicine and director of urban community cardiology program, New York University School of Medicine, New York.

Reviewed by James Beckerman on March 01, 2019

SOURCES:

Lorenz, M., , 2007. Circulation

Yusuf, S., , 2004. Lancet

Richard Stein, MD, national spokesman, American Heart Association; professor of medicine and director of urban community cardiology program, New York University School of Medicine, New York.

Reviewed by James Beckerman on March 01, 2019

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