The Harvard Medical School Guide to Lowering Your Cholesterol

The Harvard Medical School Guide to Lowering Your Cholesterol

by Mason W. Freeman, Christine E. Junge

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ISBN-13: 9780071444811
Publisher: McGraw-Hill Professional Publishing
Publication date: 02/10/2005
Series: Harvard Medical School Guides Series
Pages: 256
Sales rank: 704,584
Product dimensions: 6.00(w) x 8.90(h) x 0.70(d)

About the Author

Mason W. Freeman, M.D., is an associate professor of medicine at Harvard Medical School and the chief of the prestigious Lipid Metabolism Unit at Massachusetts General Hospital. Christine Junge is a writer who specializes in medical topics.



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The Harvard Medical School Guide to Lowering Your Cholesterol 4.3 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 3 reviews.
GlennBell on LibraryThing 10 months ago
This is a relatively short book that is to the point about cholesterol. The author appears to be an expert and he is practical and moderate. The message is the same as most others - diet, exercise, and drugs, if necessary. A take home message is reduction of saturated fat and cholesterol in the diet. I strongly recommend this book.
lauriebrown54 on LibraryThing 10 months ago
This book doesn¿t just cover cholesterol, but heart health in general. It starts with what cholesterol is and how your body manufactures it and the mechanics of heart disease, then moves on to risk factors and what will happen when you visit your doctor about this. Then it goes to how to lower your cholesterol and, thus, your heart disease risk. Diet, exercise, medications. He includes special cases- children with high cholesterol, seniors, people with established heart disease and diabetics. He gives a chapter to alternative and complementary approaches- and doesn¿t think much of any of them. It¿s a very thorough book- the explanation of heart disease is very good. High cholesterol is not a problem on its own- it¿s the things it does to the arteries, and it works by several different mechanisms. Of course, even though the book is only five years old, the results of some of the studies he cites have been overturned by newer ones, but for the most part, it¿s a good, solid book.
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