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Tips to avoid hardened arteries

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There are a number of ways to prevent and reverse atherosclerosis. They include:

  • Eat a healthy diet low in saturated fat and cholesterol. It should also be rich in whole grains, fruits and vegetables.
  • Exercise regularly.
  • Maintain a healthy weight. If you are overweight, lose weight.
  • Don’t smoke. If you smoke, quit.
  • Control diabetes.
  • If your doctor recommends it, take medication to reduce your risk factors. This may include medicine for high blood pressure or high cholesterol.
  • Talk to your doctor about screening tests for coronary artery disease if you have risk factors.