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Good Program, OK Book
on February 8, 2009
I picked up this book not because I have actual heart problems, but rather that my father's side of the family has had heart disease issues in the past. I am in my 40s so naturally am concerned about potential problems down the road and may want to follow a program like this for preventative measures.
I blazed through the book in a few hours. And this is my main complaint with the book -- it is not well written and there is a lot of redundancy that you just don't need to read over and over again. To me, I could have gotten everything I needed out of this book from reading pages 183-188 (OK, the historical stuff in the beginning was interesting to read). The material on nutrition and exercise is good, but nothing new that you couldn't find in hundreds of other books. I guess the price is cheap enough where you're paying for the program in the book and not how well (or in this case how poorly) the book is written. This seems to be a problem with doctors writing books -- maybe more of them should hire professional authors. I noticed that this is especially problematic with pediatricians.
Note: there is a typo on page 184 where it says to take 400 to 600 mg of L-Arginine. It should actually be 4000 to 6000 mg as Ignarro states 4-6 grams.