Our fast-food lifestyle is a major contributor to developing heart disease. In the U.S., the most common type of heart disease is coronary artery disease (CAD), which is caused by plaque buildup in the arteries that supply blood to the heart. Plaque is developed most commonly by eating foods high in saturated fats and cholesterol like processed meats and fried foods. Unfortunately, for many people, the first sign of this heart disease is a heart attack itself. Fortunately, with lifestyle changes, wholesome food and regular exercise, we can greatly reduce the risk and its effects.
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