The Healthy Heart Handbook for Women: Life-saving Strategies for Protection Against Heart Disease
"HEART DISEASE is the biggest killer of women - more than all forms of cancers put together. Yet, for the past two decades the media and press reporting of heart disease has continued to reinforce the view that it is soley a man's problem. During the last decade there has been a remarkable growth in the understanding of the causes of heart disease in women - including a study undertaken by the author which has provided a new insight into the role of body weight, physical activity, blood pressure, the menopause and female hormones. And what is clear from the evidence is that MOST HEART DISEASE IS ENTIRELY PREVENTABLE. The Healthy heart Handbook for Women shows how by undertaking a few fundamental changes in lifestyle particularly in regard to diet and exercise - women can substantially reduce the risk of getting heart disease in the first place, or where it already exists, a worsening of the condition. Completely practical. THE HEALTHY HEART HANDBOOK FOR WOMEN first shows you how to assess your own risk and then proposes action to reduce that risk. Written by an eminent cardiologist and endorsed by the British heart Foundation, this book will become the bible for women everywhere."
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