Controlling Cholesterol For Dummies

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John Wiley & Sons, Apr 27, 2011 - Health & Fitness - 360 pages
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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, 2nd Edition, 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:

  • Assess your cholesterol risk
  • Understand the benefits and risks associated with cholesterol
  • Design and adhere to a cholesterol-lowering diet
  • Avoid dangerous drugs
  • Reduce your risk of heart attack
  • Choose fats and fibers correctly
  • Check for plaque buildup

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, 2nd Edition will help keep your cholesterol levels under control for good!

 

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Contents

Introduction
1
The Part
6
Getting Up Close and Personal with Cholesterol
9
Comparing Cholesterols Risks and Benefits
19
Rating Your CholesterolRelated Risk
39
Eating Your Way to Lower Cholesterol
61
Building a CholesterolLowering Diet
71
Pinning Down the HowTos For a CholesterolLowering Diet
91
Cutting Cholesterol with
175
Prescribing Lower Cholesterol
187
Identifying Meds That Raise Cholesterol
203
MouthWatering Morsels for Special Occasions
211
The Part of Tens
223
Ten Clicks to Reliable Cholesterol Information
225
Ten Nutrition Web Sites
233
Ten Cholesterol Myths
241

Leading a CholesterolLowering Lifestyle
113
Leading a CholesterolLowering Lifestyle 113 Chapter 7 Weighing Weights Weight on Cholesterol
115
Exercising Options to Control Your Cholesterol
129
Weeding Out Tobaccos Role in High Cholesterol
141
The Grape the Grains and Your Cholesterol
159
Ten Okay Eleven Eureka Cholesterol Moments
249
Calories and Other Nutrients in Food
255
Index
313
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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.

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