Can coronary artery disease be reversed through diet and exercise? Can the plaque that has built up inside ?

the walls of the arteries be removed through diet and exercise alone?

6 Responses to “Can coronary artery disease be reversed through diet and exercise? Can the plaque that has built up inside ?”

  1. ? Says:

    No, this process cannot be reversed.

  2. Stephanie Says: is a great product

    also using nattozymes is helpful

    High fructose corn syrup causes plaquing 10 times faster than any other product so stay away from it.

  3. hamid b Says:


    There are no research studies that show any kind of food or a certain diet would reverse CAD. By controlling diet and eating healthier, we can slow down CAD, somehow.

    Plaque build up inside the arteries will not be removed nor will they be reduced in size through any type of exercise.
    Diets and exercise can only be tools to help towards halting or slowing down the disease.

  4. Belliger Says:


    I don’t quite agree with hamid. If the body is starved of food and severe weight loss occurs, – – the body *will* use up cholesterol in artery walls as a food and energy source, causing it to disappear.

    The evidence for this is mostly in the Nazi Concentration Camp survivors… they seem to have been protected from coronary artery disease after their terrible experiences.

    Anecdotally, my father-in-law sustained a very severe heart attack about 2 years ago, and we were told he was not expected to survive. He was given aspirin and a Statin tablet (as normal in the uk).

    Besides these, he lost an enormous amount of weight and has survived in excellent and vigorous health. I cannot help thinking that he has been ‘consuming’ his fatty artery-cholesterol as a food source.

    Exercise certainly helps, but I think it is less certain that it does it *through reversing coronary artery disease.*

    Statin tablets certainly help, and so does daily aspirin. For aspirin, in the UK we take 75mg a day (one baby tablet), in the USA they take 300mg a day (one adult tablet). These are ‘for life.’

    I hope this is of some help.

    Best wishes,

    Belliger (retired uk gp)

  5. jonjonharrison Says:

    As far as i’m aware no studies have been done on this.

    However, in the PLAC 2 Study the use of Bile Acid Sequestrants showed a reduction in the atheroma in the carotid artery after about 2 years of medically induced hypocholesterolaemia. I don’t know if this has been duplicated yet with the statins.

  6. aceofspd Says:

    Not sure if you can decrease plaque but if you remove the source of the irritation such as trans fats, high fructose corn syrup, and insulin, you will lower your numbers and with time the body will recognize that there is excess patch material and it may decrease. Many think that cod liver oil is like rotor rooter but it just raises both cholesterols but makes your ratios better. Never artificially lower your cholesterol. Your body's well being depends upon it. Moderate exercise helps just about everything.
    Pharmacist who's life was almost ruined by Lipitor