The Heart Disease Breakthrough: What Even Your Doctor Doesn't Know about Preventing a Heart Attack [NOOK Book]

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The Heart Disease Breakthrough You may think you already know everything there is to know about preventing heart disease. You count your total cholesterol, monitor your fat and sodium intake, and even do some moderate exercise each week. But consider these alarming facts: Many people who have heart attacks have cholesterol counts under 200. Low-fat diets can actually raise the heart attack risk in some people. And heart disease begins its onslaught on the body in childhood. But you can do something about it—and ...
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Overview

The Heart Disease Breakthrough You may think you already know everything there is to know about preventing heart disease. You count your total cholesterol, monitor your fat and sodium intake, and even do some moderate exercise each week. But consider these alarming facts: Many people who have heart attacks have cholesterol counts under 200. Low-fat diets can actually raise the heart attack risk in some people. And heart disease begins its onslaught on the body in childhood. But you can do something about it—and this book shows how. Your true heart disease risk factors include far more than a simple total cholesterol test. New research has made substantial progress in unlocking the secret code of heart disease. The real risks are a combination of factors that you—and even your doctor—may never have heard of. Your risks are determined not only by how much cholesterol has accumulated in your bloodstream but by how big and sticky each particle of cholesterol is, your LDL subclass (A or B), and the levels of homocysteine and fibrinogen in your body. Your family heart health history provides the background for all these factors. The Heart Disease Breakthrough is the first book to bring this array, of startling new findings to lay readers. Packed with surprising, often alarming information and case studies of patients, it combines state-of-the-art medical research and the science behind the latest breakthroughs with a straightforward 10-step program to attain optimum heart health. Dr. Thomas Yannios walks you through the process of determining each of your risk factors and formulating a customized action plan. The Heart Disease Breakthrough will inform you of the wide range of new medical tests that are available and what you need to do to counteract your individual risk factors. Filled with research-based information revealing everything from the nutritional pros and cons of everyday foods to the benefits (or ineffectiveness) of certain kinds of exercise, The Heart Disease Breakthrough gives you and your loved ones immediate access to the latest groundbreaking research. This is a book that can save your life.

"...explains how HDL, LDL, & Lp(a) levels; genetics; diet; lifestyle; fitness routine; & medication can negatively or positively play a role in the development of heart disease."

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Editorial Reviews

Library Journal
Yannios, associate director of critical care and nutritional support at Ellis Hospital in Schenectady, NY, here describes the smallest components of cholesterol, which can do more damage to the heart than the overall LDL levels that concern so many of us. He details the various particles that make up cholesterol, explains how these particles can help or hurt the body, and lists ten precautionary steps, including blood tests for LDL subclasses and HDL profiles, diet and exercise changes, and medications to lower cholesterol. Yannios warns that a low-fat diet may harm rather than help and advocates a strenuous exercise program, warning only that people in certain health categories should check with a physician first. No attention is given to the patient/ physician relationship or consultation, how to request tests, or how to discuss health plans and information with ones doctor. Thought-provoking but possibly hazardous for the unsophisticated; a dubious purchase.Janet M. Schneider, James A. Haley Veterans Hosp., Tampa, FL
Kirkus Reviews
For those seriously concerned with preventing heart disease, this is your guide: detailed, current, strongly worded guidelines. Yannios, associate director of critical care and nutritional support at Ellis Hospital in Schenectady, N.Y., isn't interested in cushioning the facts or the remedies in a feel-good framework—his horrifying case stories are successfully designed to propel readers into action, and he backs them up with the grim facts: most Americans already have well-advanced atherosclerosis by their 20s; low-fat diets "can actually raise cholesterol and increase risk in certain groups of people"; more than half the people who have heart attacks have total cholesterol levels under 200. So the remedy for those in peril, according to Yannios, takes some real work: assess your own risk; then, with the help of a physician, take advantage of the newest blood tests and make a stringent action plan—guidelines are set out here—involving diet, weight control, exercise, and medication. Yannios doesn't let readers off easily, but that doesn't mean he can't offer realistic help: for instance, "practically every cardiac risk factor can be countered by exercise"—it just has to be the right type of exercise. Heart disease prevention is among the fastest-advancing medical research areas, with new, often conflicting recommendations being published daily. For those at serious risk, this is an understandable, serious, and worthwhile approach.
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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780470254721
  • Publisher: Turner Publishing Company
  • Publication date: 8/24/2007
  • Sold by: Barnes & Noble
  • Format: eBook
  • Edition number: 1
  • Pages: 256
  • Sales rank: 1,059,828
  • File size: 3 MB

Meet the Author

Thomas Yannios, M.D., a noted educator and clinician in the field of critical care and nutritional support, is currently practicing at Ellis Hospital in Schenectady, New York. He is also the author of The Food Report Card.
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Table of Contents

UNDERSTANDING YOUR RISK FOR HEART DISEASE.

The Heart Disease Surprise: There Is No Immunity.

Heart Disease Begins in Childhood.

Fatal Markers.

It's Not Just Your Cholesterol Count That Matters.

Test Your Own Risk: A Quiz.

THE HEART DISEASE PREVENTION PROGRAM FOR YOUR TYPE.

Step One: Get All Your Blood Tests--Not Just Total Cholesterol.

Step Two: Determine Your Individual Genetic Risk Profile.

Step Three: Find Out Your LDL Level and LDL Subclass.

Step Four: Find Out Your HDL (Good Cholesterol) Profile.

Step Five: Discover Your Lp (a) Level.

Step Six: Understanding Your Blood-Clotting System.

Step Seven: Change Your Diet Now.

Step Eight: Lose Weight Now.

Step Nine: Get on an Exercise Program Now.

Step Ten: Consider the Right Medication for Your Type.

Afterword.

Appendix.

Glossary.

Sources: Recent Studies of Heart Disease and Lipid Profiles.

Index.
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  • Anonymous

    Posted March 5, 2001

    A Book for Everyone

    I am a young, athletic women trained in the health sciences. This is a unique book, relevent to everyone and I mean everyone. Just the diet and exercie chapters alone revolutionized my thinking. Dr. Yannios' is the only book that I know of that seperates exercise 'styles' according to one's risk factors. And for cardiovascular risk factor analysis, well, this book is the ONLY one that deals with 21st century science.

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