100 Questions & Answers About Managing Your Cholesterol

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Jones & Bartlett Publishers, Sep 15, 2011 - Health & Fitness - 122 pages
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EMPOWER YOURSELF! More than 100 million adults in the U.S. have high cholesterol. Whether you are a newly diagnosed patient or a loved one of someone with this condition, 100 Questions & Answers About Managing Your Cholesterol offers essential information. This easy-to-read guide provides authoritative, practical answers to the most common questions asked by patients. Topics include cholesterol and atherosclerosis, risk factors for high cholesterol and heart disease, diagnosis and testing, and ways to improve cholesterol through diet, exercise, and medications.
 

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Contents

The Basics
1
Cholesterol and Atherosclerosis
11
Risk Factors for High Cholesterol and Heart Disease
15
Diagnosis and Testing
31
Ways to Improve Your Cholesterol
39
Managing Your Cholesterol by Diet
43
Managing Your Cholesterol with Physical Activity Exercise
55
Managing Your Cholesterol with Medications
61
Cholesterol Lowering Dietary Supplements
89
Cholesterol and Cardiovascular Disease Risk
101
Glossary
109
Index
113
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The National Lipid Association (NLA) is a nonprofit, multidisciplinary medical society focused on enhancing the practice of lipid management in clinical medicine. The NLA represents more than 3,500 members in the United States and provides continuing medical education for physicians and other healthcare professionals to advance professional development and attain certification in clinical lipidology. The NLA's public health mission is to help reduce deaths related to high cholesterol, and the Association defines "clinical lipidology" as "a multidisciplinary branch of medicine focusing on lipid and lipoprotein metabolism and their associated disorders.

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