Atherosclerosis Info, Causes and Prevention

Prevention. The key to the prevention of atherosclerosis is to ensure that none of these risk factors are present if possible, and if they are, ensuring that they are not compounding on top of each other can help prevent the development of atherosclerosis. Abstaining from smoking and drinking alcohol excessively and eating a poorly balanced diet high in fats and sugars can help prevent the onset of atherosclerosis. Going hand in hand with a healthy diet, exercising regularly and maintaining a healthy weight that is not considered overweight or obese can lower the risks of developing high blood pressure, diabetes, and high cholesterol, all of which lead to atherosclerosis.