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Markers of low CAD risk

Most cases of coronary artery disease (cholesterol-clogged arteries in the heart) are preventable. Five simple criteria that mark a low risk of developing coronary artery disease are: not currently smoking; having a normal blood pressure without using medication; having total cholesterol below 200 mg/dL without using medication; not being overweight or obese; and not having diabetes. …

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