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Controlling cholesterol for dummies

Author: Carol Ann Rinzler; Martin W Graf
Publisher: Hoboken, N.J. : John Wiley & Sons, 2013.
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Need to get your cholesterol in check' You'll find the latest information about cholesterol, including treatments, drug information, and dietary advice, in Controlling Cholesterol For Dummies, 2nd Edition, an easy-to-understand guide to cholesterol control. You'll learn how to lower your numbers and maintain healthy cholesterol levels. You'll also find out how to eat and exercise properly, use vitamins and  Read more...
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Genre/Form: Electronic books
Material Type: Document, Internet resource
Document Type: Internet Resource, Computer File
All Authors / Contributors: Carol Ann Rinzler; Martin W Graf
ISBN: 9781118052242 1118052242
OCLC Number: 864463595
Description: 1 online resource
Contents: ""Title""; ""Contents""; ""Introduction""; ""About This Book""; ""Conventions Used in This Book""; ""What You’re Not to Read""; ""Foolish Assumptions""; ""How This Book Is Organized""; ""Icons Used in This Book""; ""Where to Go from Here""; ""Part I : Getting Up Close and Personal with Cholesterol""; ""Chapter 1: Mapping the Heart Land""; ""Ladies and Gentlemen, Meet Your Heart""; ""Attack of the Killer Heart Disease""; ""Getting to the Point of This Book""; ""Chapter 2: Comparing Cholesterol’s Risks and Benefits""; ""Shaking Hands with Cholesterol"" ""Believe It or Not, You Need Cholesterol""""Breaking the Bad News""; ""Focusing on Other Blood Baddies""; ""Warning! Heart Attack in Progress!""; ""Chapter 3: Rating Your Cholesterol-Related Risk""; ""Categorizing Cholesterol as a Risk Factor""; ""Adding Up Your Basic Cholesterol Numbers""; ""Defining Higher, Lower, Medium â€" and Just Right""; ""Listing Other Risk Factors""; ""Evaluating Your Own Risk Factors File""; ""Heart Attack Risk Factors at a Glance""; ""Checking for Plaque Buildup""; ""Calculating Your Heart Attack Risk""; ""Part II : Eating Your Way to Lower Cholesterol"" ""Slicing the Cholesterol from Your Dinner Plate""""Part III : Leading a Cholesterol-Lowering Lifestyle""; ""Chapter 7: Weighing Weight’s Weight on Cholesterol""; ""Presenting the Health Risks Posed by Extra Pounds""; ""Figuring Out Who’s Fat""; ""Making Lifestyle Changes""; ""Tossing Out the Scales""; ""Chapter 8: Exercising Options to Control Your Cholesterol""; ""Sweating the Definition: Exercise""; ""Pairing Exercise and . . .""; ""Riding the Stationary Bike into the Sunset""; ""Chapter 9: Weeding Out Tobacco’s Role in High Cholesterol""; ""Enumerating Smoking’s Health Hazards"" ""Identifying the Smokers""""Breaking the Habit""; ""Choosing How to Quit""; ""Chapter 10: The Grape, the Grains, and Your Cholesterol""; ""Toasting to Your Heart""; ""Identifying Alcohol’s Heart-Healthy Compound""; ""Drinking in Moderation""; ""Checking Out the Risks, Too""; ""Rating Alcohol Beverages as Food""; ""Part IV : Cutting Cholesterol with Nutrients and Medicine""; ""Chapter 11: Vitamins, Minerals, and Other Good Stuff""; ""Identifying Supplements""; ""Popping a Vitamin and Mineral Pill May Help Lower Cholesterol""; ""Fighting Cholesterol with Dietary Fiber""
Responsibility: Carol Ann Rinzler and Martin W. Graf.

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Need to get your cholesterol in check' You'll find the latest information about cholesterol, including treatments, drug information, and dietary advice, in Controlling Cholesterol For Dummies, 2nd Edition, an easy-to-understand guide to cholesterol control. You'll learn how to lower your numbers and maintain healthy cholesterol levels. You'll also find out how to eat and exercise properly, use vitamins and supplements, and quit unhealthy habits. You'll find out cholesterol's positive functions and why too much can be a bad thing. You can also assess your cholesterol risk by taking your age, sex, ethnicity, and family history into consideration. Find out what you need to ask your doctor about stress tests, ECBT, and angiograms to check for plaque buildup. Design a cholesterol-crushing diet and understand which foods can help you lower your numbers. Find out how smoking, alcohol, exercise, excess weight, supplements, and prescription medications affect your cholesterol levels. Find out how to:Assess your cholesterol riskUnderstand the benefits and risks associated with cholesterolDesign and adhere to a cholesterol-lowering dietAvoid dangerous drugsReduce your risk of heart attackChoose fats and fibers correctlyCheck for plaque buildupComplete with lists of ten important cholesterol websites, ten nutrition websites, ten cholesterol myths, ten landmarks in cholesterol history, ten foods that raise your cholesterol, and ten foods that lower your cholesterol, Controlling Cholesterol For Dummies, 2nd Edition will help keep your cholesterol levels under control for good!

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