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Prevention

You can help to prevent CAD by controlling your risk factors for atherosclerosis. To do this:

  • Quit smoking.

  • Eat a healthy diet.

  • Reduce your LDL (bad) cholesterol.

  • Reduce high blood pressure.

  • Lose weight.

  • Exercise.

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