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Atherosclerosis, also known as
Arteriosclerotic Vascular Disease, is a disease where the artery walls thicken as a result of the build-up of fatty materials, such as cholesterol, which narrows the channel, and therefor impairs blood flow.
also causes a great deal of serious illness by reducing the flow of blood in other major arteries, such as to the kidneys, legs, and intestines. Atherosclerosis is responsible for more deaths in the U.S. than any other condition. Atherosclerotic heart disease, involving the
, is the most common cause of death, causing one third of all deaths.
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Here are some suggestions which could help to prevent getting Atherosclerosis -
Avoid saturated fats found in meat and dairy
Avoid trans fats, found in margarine, hydrogenated oils and some processed foods
Consume more fresh fruits and vegetables, especially
, such as whole grains, as supposed to refined foods
Consume more dietary fiber
Avoid high cholesterol foods
Watch your salt intake
Make sure you get enough selenium in your diet
Do not smoke
Maintain healthy weight; if you are overweight or obese, work towards reducing your weight.
Undertake regular physical activity
Unfortunately, there are no early symptoms for
until the damage is bad enough to restrict blood flow. Many people don't even know that they have it, and they often die from strokes or heart attacks.
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