9780737305562

50 Ways to Lower Cholesterol

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  • ISBN13:

    9780737305562

  • ISBN10:

    0737305568

  • Edition: 1st
  • Format: Paperback
  • Copyright: 2002-02-13
  • Publisher: McGraw-Hill Education
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Summary

Because diet, weight, exercise, and genetics determine cholesterol levels, the treatment of a cholesterol disorder requires a multifaceted approach.50 Ways to Lower Your Cholesterolprovides you with a proven plan to lower cholesterol. Here, the author delivers sound advice, 50 workable solutions, explanations of both "good" and "bad" cholesterol, and the latest information on key treatments--including LDL-apheresis, superstatins, and cholesterol ester transfer protein inhibitors--medication, and supplements.

Author Biography

Mary P. McGowan, M.D., is an assistant professor of medicine in the division of cardiology at the University of Massachusetts Medical Center. Currently president of the Northeast Cholesterol Foundation, Dr. McGowan has authored numerous articles on preventive cardiology and has been a medical consultant for NBC's "Today."

Jo McGowan Chopra is the director of Karuna Vihar, a school for children with mental and physical handicaps in Dehra Doon, India. She is also a freelance writer. Her articles have appeared in Newsweek and Span, as well as all the major daily newspapers in India. She is a regular columnist for Commonweal.

McGowan and Chopra are also coauthors of Heart Fitness for Life (Oxford University Press, 1997)and The Hypertension Sourcebook(Contemporary Books, 2001).

Table of Contents

Foreword ix
Acknowledgments xiii
Introduction xix
PART ONE What Is Cholesterol? 1(12)
PART TWO Diet 13(36)
Watch Your Cholesterol Consumption
13(1)
Be Smart About Carbohydrates
14(1)
Lower Your Sugar Intake
14(1)
Maintain Your Ideal Weight
15(2)
Switch to Whole-Grain Cereal for Breakfast
17(1)
Cut Back on Cream and Sugar in Your Coffee
17(1)
Pay Attention to Portion Size
18(2)
Vary Fruits and Vegetables in Your Diet
20(1)
Make Those French Fries Healthy
20(1)
Cut Out Regular Mayonnaise
21(1)
Eat a Healthy Lunch
21(1)
Make Sure That Salad Really Is Healthy
22(2)
Avoid Fast Food
24(4)
Snack Smart
28(1)
Dine Out Wisely
29(2)
Make Healthy Choices at Ethnic Restaurants
31(3)
Eat More Walnuts
34(3)
Get More Soy Protein in Your Diet
37(5)
Increase Your Fiber Intake
42(5)
Be Cautious with Alcohol
47(2)
PART THREE Supplements 49(26)
Consider Supplements
49(1)
Talk to Your Doctor About Cholestin
50(5)
Substitute Benecol and Take Control for Butter and Margarine
55(3)
Try Basikol or Other Phytosterols
58(1)
Try Flaxseed
59(3)
Try Fish Oils
62(6)
Talk to Your Doctor About Guggulipid
68(3)
Rethink Garlic and Lecithin
71(4)
PART FOUR Exercise 75(14)
Develop an Exercise Program
75(8)
Condition Your Body
83(6)
Improve Your Fitness Level
89
Maintain Your Fitness Level
86(1)
Be Sure to Warm Up and Cool Down
87(1)
Be Patient with Yourself!
88(1)
PART FIVE Quit Smoking 89(16)
Understand the Effects of Smoking on Cholesterol
89(2)
Quit Smoking
91(5)
Try a Smoking Cessation Aid
96(9)
PART SIX Medications and Other Treatments 105(44)
Be Open to the Idea of Medications
105(6)
Talk to Your Doctor About Questran
111(2)
Talk to Your Doctor About Colestid
113(2)
Talk to Your Doctor About WelChol
115(1)
Talk to Your Doctor About Niaspan
116(4)
Talk to Your Doctor About Mevacor
120(1)
Talk to Your Doctor About Zocor
121(1)
Talk to Your Doctor About Pravachol
122(2)
Talk to Your Doctor About Lescol
124(1)
Talk to Your Doctor About Lipitor
125(1)
Talk to Your Doctor About Lopid
126(2)
Talk to Your Doctor About Tricor
128(1)
Don't Give Up Hope -- Learn About Medical Procedures and New Drugs
129(20)
Conclusion 149(2)
Glossary 151(12)
Bibliography 163(14)
Index 177

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