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The effectiveness of therapy depends on the severity of the disease and how long the problem has been present. The blood travels to the organs of your body through blood vessels known as arteries, and returns to the heart through veins. If the only build-up on the inside of the arteries were cholesterol, it would not get hard and the flow of blood would wash away the stuff. These programs are based on low fat diets, exercise and stress reduction.

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