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Controlling Cholesterol: Dr. Kenneth H. Cooper's Preventative Medicine Program

Controlling Cholesterol: Dr. Kenneth H. Cooper's Preventative Medicine Program

by Kenneth H. Cooper, Cooper
     
 

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This first and only authoritative mass market bestseller on cholesterol contains the most up-to-date, medically sound information on diet, nutrition, exercise and lifestyle—and their impact on coronary problems. Includes the latest information on determining a coronary risk profile, an all-new exercise program, low-cholesterol recipes and more.

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This first and only authoritative mass market bestseller on cholesterol contains the most up-to-date, medically sound information on diet, nutrition, exercise and lifestyle—and their impact on coronary problems. Includes the latest information on determining a coronary risk profile, an all-new exercise program, low-cholesterol recipes and more.

Editorial Reviews

Publishers Weekly - Publisher's Weekly
Cooper (Aerobics, etc.) directs a fitness center in Dallas, and this authoritative, no-nonsense, first volume in his projected ``Preventive Medicine Program'' series may motivate underexercised, overstressed readers to change their lifestyles. Cooper is blunt about the risks of smoking and obesity, and presents considerable evidence that diet and lifestyle changes, which lower total cholesterol levels and control the various fats in the blood, can help protect individuals from heart disease. There is an admirably lucid explanation of the significance of low- and high-density lipoproteins and total cholesterol levels; an entire chapter is devoted to Q & A's on cholesterol tests; and comprehensible charts calculate cardiovascular disease risk. Cooper sorts out the mountains of often contradictory information on what's helpful and harmful, presenting up-to-date research findings and their practical implications. As a basic preventive prescription, Cooper advocates a ``relatively moderate but disciplined approach to diet and exercise,'' which he demonstrates in a short section on aerobics and in two weeks' worth of cholesterol-controlling menus. Illustrations not seen by PW. Author tour. (February)
Library Journal
Cooper has produced a highly readable explanation of cholesterol hazards for those interested in reducing blood cholesterol and risk of cardiovascular disease. He includes diet, exercise regimens, recipes, and food-content tables and provides brief treatment of lipoproteins, triglycerides, fiber, monounsaturates, smoking, cancer, and alcohol. Cooper permits special preparation of Cajun, Hawaiian, and Mexican foods, but does not mention Lovastatin (the new cholesterol drug), and the cholesterol risk levels are outdated. But overall, the book is well-arranged and provides good coverage for a lay audience. Rose Eriksen, Los Angeles Cty. Lib., Carson, Cal.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780553277753
Publisher:
Random House Publishing Group
Publication date:
01/28/1989
Series:
Dr. Kenneth H. Cooper's Preventive Medicine Program
Edition description:
Reissue
Pages:
416
Sales rank:
1,108,919
Product dimensions:
4.20(w) x 6.90(h) x 1.05(d)

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