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    What is Atherosclerosis? This narrowing and thickening of your blood vessels is due to a buildup of cholesterol-rich plaque. This blocks your blood flow, increasing your risk of stroke, heart attack---even death. Researchers now suspect inflammation plays a key role in the development and progression of atherosclerosis.

    Ahat are the symptons? No early symptons. Later signs include: *Pain in the chest, arm, jaw, or back. *Heart atack *Stroke

    Healthy Habits---Eating right isn't the only step in beating atherosclerosis. For more protection, try these lifestyle changes. *Quit smoking *Exercise regularly, even walking helps. *Lose weight if you're overweight. *Find ways to cope with stress, such as listening to music or doing yoga.
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