Can plaque inside arteries decrease over time with proper diet,exercise and drugs?

2 Responses to “Can plaque inside arteries decrease over time with proper diet,exercise and drugs?”

  1. zman492 Says:

    Yes, it is clear SOME people can reduce the plaque inside arteries, but I have not seen any study showing that ALL people can reduce plaque. For example, in one study “The researchers found that many patients had a net decrease in carotid artery thickness – 54 percent of atorvastatin patients and 39 percent of pravastatin patients.”

  2. hamid b Says:

    Yes.

    There are research studies out there that have proven that with adequate or rather aggressive risk factor modifications, the plaque regresses.
    Part of this modification is diets and exercises and the biggest part of it is drug therapy, specifically cholesterol lowering medication.