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Advancehe Cholesterol Lowering and Controlling Handbook and Cookbook takes a dual approach to the topic. The first section focuses on education about lipids, while the second part presents over 60 lowfat recipes. The discussion of the composition of lipids is simple and readily understandable by the lay reader. The first chapter reviews the types of cholesterol and how the various lipids are related. High cholesterol is defined, with a chart listing desirable levels.
The next two chapters discuss lowering and controlling cholesterol and include a somewhat detailed 3 week plan for initial cholesterol management. The fourth chapter reviews meal planning, food preparation, shopping and label reading. Chapter five, which discusses the seriousness of atherosclerosis, stresses the negative effects of high lipid levels on health. Risk factors for cardiovascular disease are listed and discussed. Chapter six thoroughly discusses the proper methods for blood lipid testing. The information on the interpretation of test results is clear and concise. Chapter seven's question and answers format includes a good cross section of the questions commonly asked with appropriate answers.