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I am probably silly to lose sleep over this, but I don't want to have the same problems as my ancestors. How can I prevent atherosclerosis?
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Dr. Janet Greenhut
Preventive Medicine
12 doctors agree
In brief: Healthy lifestyle
There are no guarantees, but you may decrease risk of atherosclerosis by eating a plant-based diet or one with small amounts of lean meat and fish.
Look into the mediterranean diet, which includes olive oil, nuts, fruit, veggies & fish. Whole grains have been shown to decrease risk. Aerobic exercise to keep your cardiovascular system tuned. If you tend to have a lot of anger, consider counseling.

In brief: Healthy lifestyle
There are no guarantees, but you may decrease risk of atherosclerosis by eating a plant-based diet or one with small amounts of lean meat and fish.
Look into the mediterranean diet, which includes olive oil, nuts, fruit, veggies & fish. Whole grains have been shown to decrease risk. Aerobic exercise to keep your cardiovascular system tuned. If you tend to have a lot of anger, consider counseling.
Dr. Janet Greenhut
Dr. Janet Greenhut
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Dr. Jeffery Dormu
Surgery - Vascular
4 doctors agree
In brief: Avoid Risk Factors
Atherosclerosis occurs when substances called plaque begin to build up in the walls of the arteries.
Stop smoking; control your diabetes, high blood pressure and cholesterol by controlling your diet and exercising regularly, monitor your blood sugar levels and visit your doctor regularly. See a vascular surgeon for a vascular screening to assess your risks.

In brief: Avoid Risk Factors
Atherosclerosis occurs when substances called plaque begin to build up in the walls of the arteries.
Stop smoking; control your diabetes, high blood pressure and cholesterol by controlling your diet and exercising regularly, monitor your blood sugar levels and visit your doctor regularly. See a vascular surgeon for a vascular screening to assess your risks.
Dr. Jeffery Dormu
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Dr. George Valdez
I would agree with all, but a good primary care or cardiologist can order screening as well.
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