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Do people avoid fast food after having a heart attack?

Dr. Jeanne Morrison, PhD
Family Practitioner

Fast food in general tends to be high in fat and that is why when someone has the disease that causes heart attacks they are told to avoid fast food. The disease is called atherosclerosis. It is a buildup of fatty deposits in the lining of the arteries including heart arteries. These deposits calcify, attract platelets that cause a blood clot to form which causes heart attacks. Many fast food restaurants are now offering some healthy options such as salads.

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