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The Heart Disease Breakthrough You may think you already know everything there is to know about preventing heart disease. You count your total cholesterol, monitor your fat and sodium intake, and even do some moderate exercise each week. But consider these alarming facts: Many people who have heart attacks have cholesterol counts under 200. Low-fat diets can actually raise the heart attack risk in some people. And heart disease begins its onslaught on the body in childhood. But you can do something about it—and this book shows how. Your true heart disease risk factors include far more than a simple total cholesterol test. New research has made substantial progress in unlocking the secret code of heart disease. The real risks are a combination of factors that you—and even your doctor—may never have heard of. Your risks are determined not only by how much cholesterol has accumulated in your bloodstream but by how big and sticky each particle of cholesterol is, your LDL subclass (A or B), and the levels of homocysteine and fibrinogen in your body. Your family heart health history provides the background for all these factors. The Heart Disease Breakthrough is the first book to bring this array, of startling new findings to lay readers. Packed with surprising, often alarming information and case studies of patients, it combines state-of-the-art medical research and the science behind the latest breakthroughs with a straightforward 10-step program to attain optimum heart health. Dr. Thomas Yannios walks you through the process of determining each of your risk factors and formulating a customized action plan. The Heart Disease Breakthrough will inform you of the wide range of new medical tests that are available and what you need to do to counteract your individual risk factors. Filled with research-based information revealing everything from the nutritional pros and cons of everyday foods to the benefits (or ineffectiveness) of certain kinds of exercise, The Heart Disease Breakthrough gives you and your loved ones immediate access to the latest groundbreaking research. This is a book that can save your life.

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Combines the latest medical research with a practical program aimed at preventing heart disease. Research has shown that you can have a low cholesterol count and still be at major risk for a fatal heart attack. Twenty-five to thirty percent of people with cholesterol problems need a program other than the low-fat diet and regiment of cholesterol-lowering drugs currently on the marketplace. This book rooted in cutting-edge medical research, explains what tests are needed to find out the specific genetic markers that may endanger health — and what steps can be taken to prevent heart disease.

Synopsis:

What even your doctor may not know about the real heart attack risk factors and what you can do to prevent heart disease now.

You count your cholesterol, monitor your fat and sodium consumption, and get regular exercise. But consider these facts: Many people who have heart attacks have cholesterol counts below 200. Low-fat diets can actually raise the heart attack risk in some people. And the wrong kind of exercise can do your heart more harm than good. Now for the good news: You can do something about it, and this book shows you how.

Recent research has revealed that the real risks are a combination of factors that you-and your doctor-may never have heard of, including the crucial differences between cholesterol types and much, much more. In The Heart Disease Breakthrough, Thomas Yannios, M.D., explains the state-of-the-art medical research and the science behind the latest breakthroughs in testing, diagnosis, nutrition, and exercise. And he presents a clear, easy-to-follow 10-step program for counteracting your individual risk factors and attaining optimum heart health.

"For those seriously concerned a with preventing heart disease, this is your guide: detailed, current, strongly worded guidelines. Yannios. . . isn't interested in cushioning the facts or the remedies in a feel-good framework. . . . Guidelines are set out here involving diet, weight control, exercise, and medication. Yannios doesn't let readers off easily, but that doesn't mean he can't offer realistic help: for instance, practically every cardiac risk factor can be countered by exercise; it just has to be the right type of exercise. Heart disease prevention is among the fastest-advancing medical research areas, with new, often conflicting recommendations being published daily. For those at serious risk, this is an understandable, serious, and worthwhile approach." - Kirkus Reviews

Synopsis:

"For those seriously concerned a with preventing heart disease, this is your guide: detailed, current, strongly worded guidelines. Yannios...isn't interested in cushioning the facts or the remedies in a feel-good framework...Guidelines are set out here involving diet, weight control, exercise, and medication. Yannios doesn't let readers off easily, but that doesn't mean he can't offer realistic help: for instance, practically every cardiac risk factor can be countered by exercise; it just has to be the right type of exercise. Heart disease prevention is among the fastest-advancing medical research areas, with new, often conflicting recommendations being published daily. For those at serious risk, this is an understandable, serious, and worthwhile approach." - Kirkus Reviews

About the Author

Thomas Yannios, M.D., a noted educator and clinician in the field of critical care and nutritional support, is currently practicing at Ellis Hospital in Schenectady, New York. He is also the author of The Food Report Card.

Table of Contents

UNDERSTANDING YOUR RISK FOR HEART DISEASE.

The Heart Disease Surprise: There Is No Immunity.

Heart Disease Begins in Childhood.

Fatal Markers.

It's Not Just Your Cholesterol Count That Matters.

Test Your Own Risk: A Quiz.

THE HEART DISEASE PREVENTION PROGRAM FOR YOUR TYPE.

Step One: Get All Your Blood Tests--Not Just Total Cholesterol.

Step Two: Determine Your Individual Genetic Risk Profile.

Step Three: Find Out Your LDL Level and LDL Subclass.

Step Four: Find Out Your HDL (Good Cholesterol) Profile.

Step Five: Discover Your Lp (a) Level.

Step Six: Understanding Your Blood-Clotting System.

Step Seven: Change Your Diet Now.

Step Eight: Lose Weight Now.

Step Nine: Get on an Exercise Program Now.

Step Ten: Consider the Right Medication for Your Type.

Afterword.

Appendix.

Glossary.

Sources: Recent Studies of Heart Disease and Lipid Profiles.

Index.

Product Details

ISBN:
9780471353096
Author:
Yannios, Thomas A.
Publisher:
Wiley
Author:
Yannios, Thomas A.
Location:
New York
Subject:
General
Subject:
Diseases - Heart
Subject:
Coronary heart disease
Subject:
Hypercholesteremia
Subject:
Consumer Health General
Subject:
Health and Medicine-Heart Care and Stroke
Copyright:
Edition Description:
Print PDF
Series Volume:
no. AU-ARI-92-8
Publication Date:
January 1999
Binding:
TRADE PAPER
Grade Level:
General/trade
Language:
English
Illustrations:
Yes
Pages:
256
Dimensions:
9 x 6 in

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"Synopsis" by , Combines the latest medical research with a practical program aimed at preventing heart disease. Research has shown that you can have a low cholesterol count and still be at major risk for a fatal heart attack. Twenty-five to thirty percent of people with cholesterol problems need a program other than the low-fat diet and regiment of cholesterol-lowering drugs currently on the marketplace. This book rooted in cutting-edge medical research, explains what tests are needed to find out the specific genetic markers that may endanger health — and what steps can be taken to prevent heart disease.
"Synopsis" by , What even your doctor may not know about the real heart attack risk factors and what you can do to prevent heart disease now.

You count your cholesterol, monitor your fat and sodium consumption, and get regular exercise. But consider these facts: Many people who have heart attacks have cholesterol counts below 200. Low-fat diets can actually raise the heart attack risk in some people. And the wrong kind of exercise can do your heart more harm than good. Now for the good news: You can do something about it, and this book shows you how.

Recent research has revealed that the real risks are a combination of factors that you-and your doctor-may never have heard of, including the crucial differences between cholesterol types and much, much more. In The Heart Disease Breakthrough, Thomas Yannios, M.D., explains the state-of-the-art medical research and the science behind the latest breakthroughs in testing, diagnosis, nutrition, and exercise. And he presents a clear, easy-to-follow 10-step program for counteracting your individual risk factors and attaining optimum heart health.

"For those seriously concerned a with preventing heart disease, this is your guide: detailed, current, strongly worded guidelines. Yannios. . . isn't interested in cushioning the facts or the remedies in a feel-good framework. . . . Guidelines are set out here involving diet, weight control, exercise, and medication. Yannios doesn't let readers off easily, but that doesn't mean he can't offer realistic help: for instance, practically every cardiac risk factor can be countered by exercise; it just has to be the right type of exercise. Heart disease prevention is among the fastest-advancing medical research areas, with new, often conflicting recommendations being published daily. For those at serious risk, this is an understandable, serious, and worthwhile approach." - Kirkus Reviews

"Synopsis" by , "For those seriously concerned a with preventing heart disease, this is your guide: detailed, current, strongly worded guidelines. Yannios...isn't interested in cushioning the facts or the remedies in a feel-good framework...Guidelines are set out here involving diet, weight control, exercise, and medication. Yannios doesn't let readers off easily, but that doesn't mean he can't offer realistic help: for instance, practically every cardiac risk factor can be countered by exercise; it just has to be the right type of exercise. Heart disease prevention is among the fastest-advancing medical research areas, with new, often conflicting recommendations being published daily. For those at serious risk, this is an understandable, serious, and worthwhile approach." - Kirkus Reviews
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