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100 Questions & Answers About Managing Your Cholesterol

Author(s): National Lipid Association (NLA), National Lipid Association, Jacksonville, Florida
Vera A. Bittner (Editor), MD, MSPH, Professor of Medicine, University of Alabama at Birmingham, Birmingham, Alabama
Anne C. Goldberg (Editor), MD, Associate Professor of Medicine, Division of Endocrinology, Metabolism, and Lipid Research, Washington University School of Medicine, St. Louis, Missouri
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  • ISBN-13: 9780763756796
  • Paperback    122 pages      © 2012
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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. 

Part 1  The Basics
Part 2  Cholesterol and Atherosclerosis
Part 3  Risk Factors for High Cholesterol and Heart Disease
Part 4  Diagnosis and Testing
Part 5  Ways to Improve Your Cholesterol
Part 6  Managing Your Cholesterol by Diet
Part 7  Managing Your Cholesterol with Physical Activity / Exercise
Part 8  Managing Your Cholesterol with Medications
Part 9  Cholesterol Lowering Dietary Supplements

National Lipid Association (NLA)-National Lipid Association, Jacksonville, Florida

Vera A. Bittner (Editor), MD, MSPH-Professor of Medicine, University of Alabama at Birmingham, Birmingham, Alabama

Dr. Vera A. Bittner is a Professor of Medicine at the University of Alabama at Birmingham (UAB) and Section Head of Preventive Cardiology in the Division of Cardiovascular Disease. She also directs the cardiac rehabilitation program and the cardiology fellowship program at UAB. She is certified in Internal Medicine, Cardiovascular Disease, Nuclear Cardiology, and Clinical Lipidology. Dr. Bittner is a Fellow of the AmericanCollege of Cardiology, the National Lipid Association, the American Heart Association, the Society of Geriatric Cardiology, and the AmericanCollege of Physicians. She is past president of the National Lipid Association and past president of the Southeast Lipid Association. She is a member of the ACC Prevention committee, served on the Task Force for Preventive Cardiovascular Medicine of the ACCF Update for Training in Adult Cardiovascular Medicine (COCATS 3) Writing Committee, and is a member of the AHA Committee on Exercise, Cardiac Rehabilitation, and Prevention.

Anne C. Goldberg (Editor), MD-Associate Professor of Medicine, Division of Endocrinology, Metabolism, and Lipid Research, Washington University School of Medicine, St. Louis, Missouri

Dr. Anne C. Goldberg is an Associate Professor of Medicine in the Division of Endocrinology, Metabolism, and Lipid Research at Washington University School of Medicine in St. Louis, Missouri, where she does research and teaching as well as treating patients with lipid disorders at the medical school’s outpatientCenter for Advanced Medicine. Dr. Goldberg’s research and clinical interests include dietary modifications and drug therapies for hyperlipidemia and the treatment of familial hypercholesterolemia. Certified by the American Board of Internal Medicine with a subspecialty in endocrinology and metabolism, Dr. Goldberg is a Fellow of the AmericanCollege of Physicians and the American Heart Association and is a Fellow of the National Lipid Association. In addition, Dr. Goldberg is a Diplomate of the American Board of Clinical Lipidology and a member of Alpha Omega Alpha and The Endocrine Society. Dr. Goldberg has served as President of the National Lipid Association and is currently the president for the Foundation of the National Lipid Association.

  • “When patients are told their cholesterol is too high and they need to begin treatment, there is often much confusion about the role of diet and medications. The physician and other members of the medical team have many facts to consider when choosing, with the patient, a regimen that will best fit his or her particular situation… As patients set the new course to control their risk of heart disease, through managing the way fats and cholesterol move about in the blood stream, they will find accurate answers in this book that will provide an understanding of the importance and benefits that can come from correcting elevated blood cholesterol.” 
    —W. Virgil Brown, MD, FNLA, Charles Howard Candler Professor of Internal Medicine Emeritus, Emory University School of Medicine
    Editor-in-Chief, Journal of Clinical Lipidology

  • “This innovative, well-written book provides understandable-yet-thorough answers to 100 frequently asked questions about managing one's cholesterol and trying to reduce one's risk of a heart attack or stroke. Dyslipidemia (an elevated LDL-Cholesterol, low HDL-Cholesterol, or elevated triglyceride level) is a crucial risk factor for cardiovascular disease. This is a superb book for patients and their families.”
    —Roger S. Blumenthal, MD, FNLA, Director, Ciccarone Preventive Cardiology Center, Johns Hopkins University School of Medicine

  • There is so much conflicting information about cholesterol and how to manage it. This authoritative book, written by a well known cardiology researcher and leader in lipidology, will clear up all your questions and help you get on the right path to conquer cholesterol for good.
    - Linda Lipid Doc