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Can lifestyle changes remove plaque in your arteries?

Lifestyle changes, including diet, smoking cessation, stress management and exercise, can decrease the size of atherosclerotic plaques, which is associated with a decreased risk of death from heart disease.

WHO recognizes World Health Day - April 7: "Good health is the most precious thing anyone can have"

In recent decades, the world has seen a rise in noncommunicable diseases such as cancer, diabetes and heart disease. These diseases now account for 70% of all deaths. So WHO has shifted focus, along with health authorities around the world, to promote healthy eating, physical exercise and regular health checks.