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Title:
The Johns Hopkins complete guide to preventing and reversing heart disease
Author:
Kwiterovich, Peter.
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Publication Information:
Rocklin, CA : Prima Pub., [1998]

©1998
Physical Description:
xiii, 395 pages : illustrations ; 22 cm
General Note:
Includes indexes.
Language:
English
ISBN:
9780761514473
Format :
Book

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Summary

There's Good News! Today, with proper guidance, you can avoid, control, and even reverse cardiovascular disease. This award-winning book shows you how. Here is all the latest news on what doctors know about heart disease and how you can prevent it--clearly explained by a top-ranking researcher from one of the world's greatest medical institutions. In this book--the 1990 winner of the prestigious Blakeslee Award for Excellence from the American Heart Association--Dr. Kwiterovich gives the most comprehensive and medically accurate information for preventing and reversing heart disease. The Johns Hopkins Complete Guide to Preventing and Reversing Heart Disease includes: ·How to assess and reduce your risk of heart attack ·What "good" cholesterol is and how to get more of it ·The role of genetic factors (have you inherited your parent's heart disease?) ·How to prepare delicious, lowfat recipes and how to take a scientific approach to exercise ·When to have your blood triglyceride level checked ·What drugs can and cannot do ·What you must ask your doctor to ensure you are getting an accurate cholesterol count--and the best treatment Heart disease is far too serious a condition to treat with fad diets and "feel good" books. The Johns Hopkins Complete Guide to Preventing and Reversing Heart Disease is an action plan for healthful living, starting right now.


Table of Contents

Acknowledgments
It's More Than Just Cholesterol
I Coronary Heart Disease and Cholesterol
1 Introduction
2 Do You Understand the Risk?
3 How Much Can You Reduce the Risk?
4 HDL Cholesterol: How Important Is It?
5 Your Risk Profile
6 Are Your Children at Risk?
II Genes and Cholesterol
7 Do You Have Familial Hypercholesterolemia?
8 Do You Have a Triglyceride Problem?
9 Are You at Risk If Your Cholesterol Level Is Normal?
III Diet and Cholesterol
10 Blood Cholesterol and Your Diet
11 Your Action Plan Diet
12 Can Increased Fiber Benefit?
13 Fish Oils: Fact and Fiction
14 Delicious, Quick Menus for Your Action Plan Diet
IV Exercise, Drugs, and Cholesterol
15 Exercise: How Much Can It Help?
16 Can Drugs Help Make Up for What You Inherited?
Appendixes A Cholesterol and Triglyceride Levels of Children and Adults
B Calorie, Fat, and Cholesterol Content of Commonly Eaten Foods
C Quick and Easy Recipes Low in Fat and Cholesterol
Glossary
General Index
Index of Recipes