A 33-year-old female asked:
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had ct scan of abdomen. found some soft plaque and minimal hard plaque in aorta. have since drastically changed my diet. should i be worried?

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Dr. Bennett Werner
43 years experience Cardiology
Young: You're pretty young for that - you're wise to change your diet. If you smoke, that needs to go too. Try to exercise 30 minutes every day. Get that cholesterol under control.
Answered on Sep 28, 2014
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