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Syndrome X: Overcoming the Silent Killer That Can Give You a Heart Attack
     

Syndrome X: Overcoming the Silent Killer That Can Give You a Heart Attack

by Gerald M. Reaven, Terry Kristen Strom
 
In Syndrome X: Overcoming the Silent Killer That Can Give You a Heart Attack, Dr. Gerald Reaven, the world-renowned physician who identified and named this silent killer, explains why the standard heart-healthy diet can be dangerous and lays out a simple six-step program to reduce the risk of heart disease for everyone.

The problem stems from a little-known cluster

Overview

In Syndrome X: Overcoming the Silent Killer That Can Give You a Heart Attack, Dr. Gerald Reaven, the world-renowned physician who identified and named this silent killer, explains why the standard heart-healthy diet can be dangerous and lays out a simple six-step program to reduce the risk of heart disease for everyone.

The problem stems from a little-known cluster of metabolic abnormalities known as Syndrome X. The insulin resistance that lies at the heart of the syndrome can turn normal rules of good health upside down and dramatically increase the risk of heart disease. Fortunately, Syndrome X can be cured.

This important book explains how to identify the disorder and provides a program of diet and exercise (plus medication when necessary) that can render Syndrome X harmless. Tested in carefully controlled research settings and in practice, this remarkable new approach has the ability to reduce the risk of heart attacks and heart disease for all of us.

Dr. Reaven shows how eating a diet relatively high in "good" fats (40 percent of calories) can dramatically lower the risk of heart disease if you have Syndrome X. The approach seems paradoxical: Everyone "knows" that fat is bad, so how can more fat possibly lead to better health? The answer lies in the type of fat and the body chemistry of the people who consume it. If you have the abnormal metabolism called Syndrome X, eating a low-fat, high-carbohydrate diet to lower your LDL and blood fats won't protect you. In fact, doing so will increase the odds of heart disease.

Millions of Americans have the potentially deadly, yet easily identifiable signs of Syndrome X -- but few cases are detected in time, because most physicians don't know what to look for. This trailblazing book will change that, making doctors and patients aware of the problem -- and its easy solution, an integrated program of diet and exercise that simultaneously reduces all the risk factors for heart disease, including Syndrome X.

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Publishers Weekly - Publisher's Weekly
First identified by lead author Reaven in 1988, Syndrome X, also known as "insulin resistance syndrome," is as powerful a predictor of coronary heart disease as are elevated "bad" cholesterol levels. Reaver argues that it is poorly understood by doctors and patients because it is not one single disease, but a series of metabolic changes occurring in insulin-resistant individuals that can lead to diabetes and heart attack. Contrary to accepted medical practice as well as common lore, Reaver says that these individuals who have developed heart disease should not be on low-fat diets; rather, they should consume fat, carbs and proteins in a specific ratio that promotes the absorption of sugar into their blood cells. This comprehensive, clearly written volume should be a welcome addition to both patients' and their doctors' health shelves. It offers a detailed explanation of the causes and potentially devastating effects of Syndrome X, a six-step program to identify and manage the disease as well as a diet plan, complete with 1,200- and 1,800-calorie 30-day meal plans that incorporate the recommended ratio of fats to proteins and carbs. All this is served up in somewhat more scientific form than the more personal The Carbohydrate Addict's Healthy Heart Program and the bestselling Sugar Busters! (Mar.) Copyright 2000 Cahners Business Information.|

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780684868622
Publisher:
Simon & Schuster
Publication date:
03/14/2000
Pages:
288
Product dimensions:
6.37(w) x 9.58(h) x 1.10(d)

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