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Controlling Cholesterol for Dummies (For Dummies)by Carol Ann Rinzler
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You probably know that heart disease is the leading cause of death in America, and that a heart attack is the most common form of heart disease. But did you know that a significant risk factor for a heart attack is high cholesterol? Controlling cholesterol levels is a vital part of healthy living—and it’s easier than you might think to keep your cholesterol within safe boundaries, reduce your risk of heart attack, and improve your odds for a long, healthy life.
If your doctor has told you that you need to get your cholesterol in check, if you are concerned about all the fuss surrounding high cholesterol, or if you’re simply a health-conscious individual, Controlling Cholesterol For Dummies is the book of choice for you. Filled with effective solutions for managing cholesterol levels, from following a low-fat diet to choosing an exercise regimen, this friendly guide is a must-have for:
You’ll discover how to build a cholesterol-lowering diet, shed pounds the healthy way, make your weight-loss menus marvelous, and keep track of calories without confusion. Controlling Cholesterol For Dummies also reveals:
Featuring ten important cholesterol Web sites, ten nutrition Web sites, the truth behind common cholesterol myths, and a handy nutrition chart for several hundred everyday foods, Controlling Cholesterol For Dummies offers reasonable, moderate strategies to help you reach your goal. You won’t turn into an anti-cholesterol fanatic—you’ll simply gain the knowledge you need to lower your cholesterol levels and keep them that way!
This easy-to-follow guide is packed with effective solutions for controlling cholesterol levels, from following a low-fat diet to choosing an exercise regimen.
Need to get your cholesterol in check? You’ll find the latest information about cholesterol, including treatments, drug information, and dietary advice, in Controlling Cholesterol For Dummies, 2ndEdition, an easy-to-understand guide to cholesterol control. You’ll learn how to lower your numbers and maintain healthy cholesterol levels. You’ll also find out how to eat and exercise properly, use vitamins and supplements, and quit unhealthy habits.
You’ll find out cholesterol’s positive functions and why too much can be a bad thing. You can also assess your cholesterol risk by taking your age, sex, ethnicity, and family history into consideration. Find out what you need to ask your doctor about stress tests, ECBT, and angiograms to check for plaque buildup. Design a cholesterol-crushing diet and understand which foods can help you lower your numbers. Find out how smoking, alcohol, exercise, excess weight, supplements, and prescription medications affect your cholesterol levels. Find out how to:
Complete with lists of ten important cholesterol websites, ten nutrition websites, ten cholesterol myths, ten landmarks in cholesterol history, ten foods that raise your cholesterol, and ten foods that lower your cholesterol, Controlling Cholesterol For Dummies, 2ndEditionwill help keep your cholesterol levels under control for good!
Covers the latest treatments and drugs, plus side effects
The fun and easy way to get your cholesterol under control and live a long, healthy life
Need to get your cholesterol in check? This easy-to-follow guide gives you the latest on lowering your numbers and maintaining healthy cholesterol levels. You'll see how to eat and exercise properly, use vitamins and supplements, and quit unhealthy habits. You'll also get new information on prescription drugs and the benefits of moderate drinking.
Carol Ann Rinzler has written more than 20 books on health and nutrition. Martin W. Graf, MD, has been a doctor of internal medicine for over 30 years.
Discover how to:
Know your cholesterol risk
Understand "good" and "bad" cholesterol
Follow a cholesterol-lowering diet
Avoid dangerous drugs
Reduce your risk of heart attack
About the Author
Carol Ann Rinzler has written more than 20 books on health, including Weight Loss Kit For Dummies.
Martin W. Graf, MD, has been a doctor of internal medicine for more than 30 years.
Table of Contents
Part I: Getting Up Close and Personal with Cholesterol.
Chapter 1: Explaining What's Paining Your Arteries.
Chapter 2: Looking at Cholesterol from Both Sides.
Chapter 3: Rating Your Cholesterol Risk.
Part II: Eating Your Way to Lower Cholesterol.
Chapter 4: Writing Rules for a Cholesterol-Lowering Diet.
Chapter 5: Building a Cholesterol-Lowering Diet.
Chapter 6: Rating the Cholesterol-Lowering Impact of Brand-Name Diets.
Part III: Leading a Cholesterol-Lowering Lifestyle.
Chapter 7: Tipping the Scales.
Chapter 8: Pulling on the Leg Warmers and Feeling the Burn.
Chapter 9: Puffing Up Your Cholesterol.
Chapter 10: The Grape, the Grains, and Your Cholesterol.
Part IV: Cutting Cholesterol with Nutrients and Medicine.
Chapter 11: Vitamins, Minerals, and Other Good Stuff.
Chapter 12: Prescribing Lower Cholesterol.
Chapter 13: Ditching Dangerous Drugs.
Part V: The Part of Tens.
Chapter 14: Ten Important Cholesterol Web Sites.
Chapter 15: Ten Nutrition Web Sites.
Chapter 16: Ten Cholesterol Myths.
Chapter 17: Ten Landmarks in Cholesterol History.
Chapter 18: Ten Foods to Avoid.
Chapter 19: Ten Foods That Help Lower Cholesterol.
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