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The Resource 100 questions & answers about managing your cholesterol, editors, Vera A. Bittner, Anne C. Goldberg ; contributors, Lynn Cofer-Chase [and others]

100 questions & answers about managing your cholesterol, editors, Vera A. Bittner, Anne C. Goldberg ; contributors, Lynn Cofer-Chase [and others]

Label
100 questions & answers about managing your cholesterol
Title
100 questions & answers about managing your cholesterol
Statement of responsibility
editors, Vera A. Bittner, Anne C. Goldberg ; contributors, Lynn Cofer-Chase [and others]
Title variation
One hundered questions and answers about managing your cholesterol
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Subject
Genre
Language
eng
Summary
Overview: EMPOWER YOURSELF! More than 100 million adults in the U.S. have high cholesterol. Whether you are a newly diagnosed patient or a loved one of someone with this condition, 100 Questions & Answers About Managing Your Cholesterol offers essential information. This easy-to-read guide provides authoritative, practical answers to the most common questions asked by patients. Topics include cholesterol and atherosclerosis, risk factors for high cholesterol and heart disease, diagnosis and testing, and ways to improve cholesterol through diet, exercise, and medications
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DLC
Dewey number
613.2/8432
Index
index present
LC call number
QP752.C5
LC item number
O54 2011
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
bibliography
NLM call number
WD 200.5 .H8
NLM item number
O58 2011
Series statement
100 questions & answers series
Label
100 questions & answers about managing your cholesterol, editors, Vera A. Bittner, Anne C. Goldberg ; contributors, Lynn Cofer-Chase [and others]
Instantiates
Publication
Note
Includes index
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references and index
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volume
Carrier category code
nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
Contributors -- Foreword -- Acknowledgments -- Part 1: Basics: -- Questions 1-12 introduce the basics of managing your cholesterol: -- What is cholesterol? -- What causes your blood level of LDL (bad) cholesterol to rise? -- What should my lipid goals be? -- Part 2: Cholesterol And Atherosclerosis: -- Questions 13-14 explain how to protect against the dangers of atherosclerosis: -- Why is atherosclerosis dangerous? -- How do lipoproteins contribute to or protect against atherosclerosis? -- Part 3: Risk Factors For High Cholesterol And Heart Disease: -- Questions 15-25 discuss common risk factors associated with high cholesterol and heart disease: -- What is my risk for having heart disease or a heart attack? -- How do risk factors help to decide how to treat cholesterol? And how aggressively should we be treating it? -- I recognize that I have a high risk for heart disease-are my children also at risk? -- Part 4: Diagnosis And Testing: -- Questions 26-33 explain how high cholesterol is diagnosed: -- When and how often should I have my cholesterol checked? -- Who can evaluate and treat my cholesterol levels? -- How can I find a "lipidologist?" -- Part 5: Ways To Improve Your Cholesterol: -- Questions 34-35 provide recommendations for how to improve your cholesterol: -- What options do I have to improve my cholesterol? -- How do we know that lifestyle changes affect atherosclerosis? -- Part 6: Managing Your Cholesterol By Diet: -- Questions 36-48 discuss how to make diet choices that will help you manage your cholesterol: -- Can I lower my cholesterol with diet alone? -- What types of fats are there? -- How do I know whether I am eating too much? -- Part 7: Managing Your Cholesterol With Physical Activity/Exercise: -- Questions 49-54 explain how regular exercise can improve cholesterol levels: -- What type of physical activity is best for reducing cholesterol and triglycerides? -- How much exercise or physical activity should I do to manage my cholesterol? -- What is considered moderate versus vigorous physical activity? -- Part 8: Managing Your Cholesterol With Medications: -- Questions 55-84 provide important information about common medications used to mange cholesterol: -- What are statins and how do they work? -- I have heard that ezetimibe is an alternative to statins that can lower my cholesterol just as well-what is ezetimibe and how does it work? -- What is niacin (nicotinic acid) and how does it work? -- Part 9: Cholesterol Lowering Dietary Supplements: -- Questions 85-100 list what to consider when using a dietary supplement to lower your cholesterol: -- Should I consider taking dietary supplements? -- What are stanols and sterols? -- Does garlic lower cholesterol? -- Appendix: Cholesterol and cardiovascular disease risk -- Glossary -- Index
Control code
ocn326709573
Dimensions
23 cm.
Extent
xii, 121 pages
Isbn
9780763756796
Lccn
2011010250
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
n
System control number
(OCoLC)326709573
Label
100 questions & answers about managing your cholesterol, editors, Vera A. Bittner, Anne C. Goldberg ; contributors, Lynn Cofer-Chase [and others]
Publication
Note
Includes index
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
Contributors -- Foreword -- Acknowledgments -- Part 1: Basics: -- Questions 1-12 introduce the basics of managing your cholesterol: -- What is cholesterol? -- What causes your blood level of LDL (bad) cholesterol to rise? -- What should my lipid goals be? -- Part 2: Cholesterol And Atherosclerosis: -- Questions 13-14 explain how to protect against the dangers of atherosclerosis: -- Why is atherosclerosis dangerous? -- How do lipoproteins contribute to or protect against atherosclerosis? -- Part 3: Risk Factors For High Cholesterol And Heart Disease: -- Questions 15-25 discuss common risk factors associated with high cholesterol and heart disease: -- What is my risk for having heart disease or a heart attack? -- How do risk factors help to decide how to treat cholesterol? And how aggressively should we be treating it? -- I recognize that I have a high risk for heart disease-are my children also at risk? -- Part 4: Diagnosis And Testing: -- Questions 26-33 explain how high cholesterol is diagnosed: -- When and how often should I have my cholesterol checked? -- Who can evaluate and treat my cholesterol levels? -- How can I find a "lipidologist?" -- Part 5: Ways To Improve Your Cholesterol: -- Questions 34-35 provide recommendations for how to improve your cholesterol: -- What options do I have to improve my cholesterol? -- How do we know that lifestyle changes affect atherosclerosis? -- Part 6: Managing Your Cholesterol By Diet: -- Questions 36-48 discuss how to make diet choices that will help you manage your cholesterol: -- Can I lower my cholesterol with diet alone? -- What types of fats are there? -- How do I know whether I am eating too much? -- Part 7: Managing Your Cholesterol With Physical Activity/Exercise: -- Questions 49-54 explain how regular exercise can improve cholesterol levels: -- What type of physical activity is best for reducing cholesterol and triglycerides? -- How much exercise or physical activity should I do to manage my cholesterol? -- What is considered moderate versus vigorous physical activity? -- Part 8: Managing Your Cholesterol With Medications: -- Questions 55-84 provide important information about common medications used to mange cholesterol: -- What are statins and how do they work? -- I have heard that ezetimibe is an alternative to statins that can lower my cholesterol just as well-what is ezetimibe and how does it work? -- What is niacin (nicotinic acid) and how does it work? -- Part 9: Cholesterol Lowering Dietary Supplements: -- Questions 85-100 list what to consider when using a dietary supplement to lower your cholesterol: -- Should I consider taking dietary supplements? -- What are stanols and sterols? -- Does garlic lower cholesterol? -- Appendix: Cholesterol and cardiovascular disease risk -- Glossary -- Index
Control code
ocn326709573
Dimensions
23 cm.
Extent
xii, 121 pages
Isbn
9780763756796
Lccn
2011010250
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
n
System control number
(OCoLC)326709573

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