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Product Details

  • Series: 50 Ways...Series
  • Paperback: 160 pages
  • Publisher: McGraw-Hill; 1 edition (January 23, 2002)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 0737305568
  • ISBN-13: 978-0737305562
  • Product Dimensions: 5.6 x 0.4 x 8.3 inches
  • Shipping Weight: 8 ounces (View shipping rates and policies)
  • Average Customer Review: 4.2 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (16 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #849,766 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)

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From the Back Cover

If you've tried and failed to lower your cholesterol, this book is for you!

An estimated 100 million American adults have high cholesterol, a condition that increases the risk of coronary artery disease, heart attack, and stroke. 50 Ways to Lower Your Cholesterol offers 50 expert, practical tips you can use to keep this potentially life-threatening condition at bay, including:

  • Dietary changes
  • Nutritional supplements
  • Effective exercises
  • Lifestyle changes
  • Other medical options and more

If you're dealing with high cholesterol, you know what a challenge it can be to keep your levels under control and your body working at its best. Use 50 Ways to Lower Your Cholesterol to meet that challenge and live a long, healthy life!

About the Author

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).


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Even more concerning were factual errors.
Sara Dyer
This well-written book provides excellent information in an easy to follow format.
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Ways" is, in the final analysis, a self help book.
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56 of 56 people found the following review helpful By LuvsBooksNMusic on March 6, 2005
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In my last physical exam, my blood tests showed that I have high cholesterol for the first time in my life. I wanted to learn about high cholesterol before my appointment with my doctor to discuss treatment. I read several books on the subject and found this one to be the best! Dr McGowan explained what cholesterol is in terms I could actually understand. Besides that, she covers all areas that affect your cholesterol level with suggestions on how to lower the bad cholesterol and raise the good cholesterol. Specific topics covered include: Diet, Supplements, Exercise, Quit Smoking, and Medications. After reading and studying this book, I feel ready to discuss my options intelligently with my doctor. I wish there were more practical and down-to-earth books on this subject....like this one. Most books about cholesterol read like they are written for doctors and scientists instead of the common people like me.
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45 of 46 people found the following review helpful By W. A. Zeckhausen on March 19, 2002
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Mary McGowan,M.D., well known and highly respected expert on the treatment of lipids, previously wrote an extremely helpful book titled: "Heartfitness for Life".(Read the customer reviews for that book!). Among the many areas she covers are treatment for homocysteine, for which many physicians don't bother to test, and for LPa,which is "badder" than the "bad" cholesterol,LDL. Too many physicians have no idea what LPa is, and some actually argue against testing for it, as they have no idea how to treat it. In this her latest book, she adds additional information on lowering LPa. The book is full of new, clearly explained practical information. I can't recommend it too highly, for anyone, beginner or long time learner having concerns about their lipid status. It should be required reading for cardiologists, internists, and family physicians, who could use this book as a resource for their patients, and in many cases for themselves.
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30 of 30 people found the following review helpful By Gwendally on December 2, 2003
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I thought I knew how to handle high cholesterol, but this book taught me stuff I didn't know I didn't know. Besides a good treatment on self-help options, it has a nice overview of different cholesterol-lowering drugs that gives me the language to be able to discuss these issues intelligently with my doctor. She writes in a friendly, accessible style but still goes into fairly good detail about specific items that are easy to skip if they don't pertain. (For example, I thought her advice on how to handle a cigarette addiction was great, but I don't smoke.)
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12 of 14 people found the following review helpful By Sara Dyer on January 9, 2010
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This book is best for someone who is new to physical fitness and nutrition, particularly someone who needs to lose weight. For those who know basic health guidelines, exercise, and eat healthy, much of the material presented was common knowledge.

For example, multiple chapters explain how to exercise, including target heart rates and the importance of warming up and cooling down. If I had wanted a book on how to exercise, I would have bought a book on how to exercise. The book also describes tips for healthy eating such as not snacking too much, avoiding eating at restaurants (watch out for that cheese!), eating a variety of vegetables -- all of which is common knowledge. However, the book doesn't have a comprehensive list of the best foods to eat to improve cholesterol levels. Which fish are best for omega 3 acids? Do the combinations of omega 3, 6, and 9 acids matter? Which nuts are best? These questions were not addressed at all.

Even more concerning were factual errors. In one instance, the author recommends exercise in order to "turn fat into muscle." As is now well known, it's impossible to turn fat into muscle (rather, one loses fat and builds muscle). I can't imagine the author actually thinks one can turn fat into muscle, which only reinforces my belief that this book is a basic-level read that glosses over the details.

The book is structured into 50 chapters, often a handful of pages long, which are written to be read individually. Some of the chapters are repetitive as a result.

The chapters on supplements and medications are standouts (perhaps because I knew nothing about those subjects going in). The chapters quote studies and may b more nuanced.
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12 of 14 people found the following review helpful By Moni on March 3, 2005
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A wonderfully down to Earth and sensible book. Lots of tips for everyday things you can easily do. Very helpful and useful! I highly recommned this book to everyone.
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2 of 2 people found the following review helpful By Mcgivern Owen L on December 30, 2009
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This reviewer read "50 Ways" after lowering his cholesterol via individual-and expensive(!)nutritional counseling. The advice on the printed page herein is highly similar to what I received. "50 Ways" should be just as effective at a much more user- friendly price tag. The 50 ways herein are 50 chapters: Some will be more applicable than others but the text is loaded with helpful hints on diet, portion control- that's portion control! - exercise, supplements and the thorny issue of prescription drugs. This reviewer read those particular chapters trepidation because he is trying to avoid the subject but authors McGowan and Chopra provide lots of useful and fathomable information. "50 Ways" does not mention two subjects of possible interest to cholesterol fellow travelers: One is egg whites and their possible role in an improved diet. The other is that the Benocal folks now have a chewable product to match their spread. "50 Ways" is, in the final analysis, a self help book. And as with any self-help product, one cannot read it once and file it on a shelf. Whether one is referring to "The Power of Positive Thinking" or "The Good Mood Diet", works like these should be kept handy for future reference. Those who do should be very happy with their copy of "50 Ways".
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