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An expected part of aging in Western societies is the breakdown of your arteries, yet this problem is almost never found in populations of people who follow a diet low in animal-derived and processed foods. To clean up your arteries, a very low-fat, no-cholesterol diet must be followed strictly. Immediate benefits such as relief of chest pain and tolerance for more exercise are seen within days. Heart surgery fails to prolong life in the vast majority of people and is fraught with serious side effects, including permanent brain damage. You shouldn’t follow this path unless you have no other choice. Thankfully, you probably do.
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