Heart Fitness for Life

Heart Fitness for Life : Essential Guide for Preventing and Reversing Heart Disease

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This text seeks to offer a realistic programme for preventing and reversing cardiac disease. Dr McGowan's approach includes medication, diet, exercise and stress reduction and he presents case histories of people who have had remarkable success overcoming heart disease. Not only the result of Dr. McGowan's work, this programme is the collective effort of a psychiatrist, exercise physiologist, registered dietician, gourmet chef and professional writer.show more

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  • Hardback | 336 pages
  • 157.48 x 228.6 x 22.86mm | 385.55g
  • Oxford University Press Inc
  • New York, United States
  • English
  • 8 line figures, bibliography
  • 0195116240
  • 9780195116243

About Mary P. McGowan

About the Author: Mary McGowan, M.D., trained in internal medicine at the University of Massachusetts Medical Center and in cholesterol metabolism at Johns Hopkins Hospital. She is the Director of the Cholesterol Management Center at the New England Heart Institute in Manchester, New Hampshire.show more

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From one of America's leading cardiologists, the empathic guide to dealing with an inherited tendency to high cholesterol and other cardiac risks, for all those who don't want to be another statistic, who are terrified at the thought of keeling over like members of their family, yet who are human: who like to relish their food, find exercise boring, can't give up smoking or feel guilty taking medication because they couldn't stick to a rigid diet. Here's advice on the optimum diet and exercise strategy, when medications to lower cholesterol or blood pressure are advisable, how to (really) give up smoking, advice on hormone replacement therapy and much more. (Kirkus UK)show more

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