50 Ways to Lower Cholesterol

50 Ways to Lower Cholesterol

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by Mary McGowan, Daniel J. Rader, Jo McGowan Chopra
     
 

Because diet, weight, exercise, and genetics determine cholesterol levels, the treatment of a cholesterol disorder requires a multifaceted approach. 50 Ways to Lower Your Cholesterol provides you with a proven plan to lower cholesterol. Here, the author delivers sound advice, 50 workable solutions, explanations of both "good" and "bad" cholesterol, and the

Overview

Because diet, weight, exercise, and genetics determine cholesterol levels, the treatment of a cholesterol disorder requires a multifaceted approach. 50 Ways to Lower Your Cholesterol provides you with a proven plan to lower cholesterol. Here, the author delivers sound advice, 50 workable solutions, explanations of both "good" and "bad" cholesterol, and the latest information on key treatments —including LDL-apheresis, superstatins, and cholesterol ester transfer protein inhibitors —medication, and supplements.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780737305562
Publisher:
McGraw-Hill Professional Publishing
Publication date:
01/23/2002
Series:
50 Ways...Series Series
Pages:
208
Sales rank:
1,374,851
Product dimensions:
5.60(w) x 8.30(h) x 0.40(d)

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Meet the Author

Mary P. McGowan, M.D., is an assistant professor of medicine in the division of cardiology at the University of Massachusetts Medical Center. Currently president of the Northeast Cholesterol Foundation, Dr. McGowan has authored numerous articles on preventive cardiology and has been a medical consultant for NBC's "Today."

Jo McGowan Chopra is the director of Karuna Vihar, a school for children with mental and physical handicaps in Dehra Doon, India. She is also a freelance writer. Her articles have appeared in Newsweek and Span, as well as all the major daily newspapers in India. She is a regular columnist for Commonweal.

McGowan and Chopra are also coauthors of Heart Fitness for Life (Oxford University Press, 1997)and The Hypertension Sourcebook(Contemporary Books, 2001).

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50 Ways to Lower Cholesterol 5 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 2 reviews.
Guest More than 1 year ago
Dr. McGowan¿s practice is at a hospital on the west side of Manchester, NH where I grew up. I now reside in Florida. Recently, I went to a doctor to check my results and for the first time in my life (age 43) my numbers are above the norm. Triglycerides 219, Cholesterol 244, HDL 45, LDL 176. I will now monitor my diet per this book as I am scheduled for a review with my doctor in 3 months. I have created a spreadsheet to track all food intakes as well as exercise for my next visit. If we have computers, why not use them for health and welfare? I have faith in Dr. McGowan and would love to visit her as a patient, I view her as the 'Guru Cholesterol Fighter¿ As mentioned in my title, I am not biased as I grew up in the city where she practice(s/d). I encourage all to read this not only for diet, however to obtain additional insight that doctors don¿t have the time to offer you as a patient. Perhaps Dr. McGowan will talk about a 'national food chain' that was to open in the hospital where she practice(s/d) as she was proactive for people with health issues including cholesterol.
Guest More than 1 year ago
Mary McGowan,M.D., well known and highly respected expert on the treatment of lipids, previously wrote an extremely helpful book titled: 'Heartfitness for Life'.Among the many areas she covers are treatment for homocysteine, for which many physicians don't bother to test, and for LPa,which is 'badder' than the 'bad'cholesterol,LDL. Too many physicians have no idea what LPa is, and some actually argue against testing for it, as they have no idea how to treat it. In this her latest book, she adds additional information on lowering LPa. The book is full of new, clearly explained practical information.I can't recommend it too highly, for anyone,beginner or long time learner having concerns about their lipid status. It should be required reading for cardiologists, internists,and family physicians,who could use this book as a resource for their patients, and in many cases for themselves.