Carotid Artery Disease: Prevention
is a disease in which a waxy substance called builds up inside the .
Prevention of Carotid Artery Disease
Taking action to control your risk factors can help prevent or delay and . Your risk for carotid artery disease increases with the number of risk factors you have.
One step you can take is to adopt a healthy lifestyle. Following a healthy diet is an important part of a healthy lifestyle.
A healthy diet includes a variety of fruits, vegetables, and whole grains. It also includes lean meats, poultry, fish, beans, and -free or low-fat milk or milk products. A healthy diet is low in , , , sodium (salt), and added .
The National , Lung, and Institute’s (NHLBI’s) and are two programs that promote healthy eating.