• Eating right, exercising, and not smoking can help keep your arteries healthy.
  • As plaque builds up, it narrows the arteries and reduces blood flow.
  • A blocked blood vessel in the heart can cause a heart attack.
  • A stroke is a loss of brain function due to a blockage of the blood supply to the brain.
  • Risk factors for stroke include old age, high blood pressure, having a previous stroke, diabetes, high cholesterol, and smoking.
  • The best way to reduce the risk of stroke is to have low blood pressure.
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