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If you start eatint better will the hardening of the arteries caused by arteriosclerosis go away?
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Dr. Timothy Byrnes
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In brief: Yes and no
Dietary changes aimed at substantial reduction in cholesterol levels is required.
Most people can achieve modes cholesterol reduction switching from red meat to fish. Most need medications. Switching to a vegan diet can have a big effect on cholesterol. I'm not sure there is evidence that this causes an actual change in the artery, but rate of heart attack and stroke is less.

In brief: Yes and no
Dietary changes aimed at substantial reduction in cholesterol levels is required.
Most people can achieve modes cholesterol reduction switching from red meat to fish. Most need medications. Switching to a vegan diet can have a big effect on cholesterol. I'm not sure there is evidence that this causes an actual change in the artery, but rate of heart attack and stroke is less.
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