Your Cholesterol Matters (Paperback)

    Your Cholesterol Matters (Paperback)

    Richard Furman
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    85 percent of people over the age of 50 have significant artery blockage without any symptoms.

    Two-thirds of the time, the initial symptom is a full-blown heart attack.

    Doctors routinely tell patients to watch their diet, get regular exercise, and lose weight. They also increasingly prescribe "cholesterol lowering" drugs that patients will take every day for the rest of their lives. The pill makes us feel like we're doing something, so we slack off in our goals for a healthier lifestyle. To make matters worse, the pill solves only a portion of the problem, giving us a false sense of security.

    Dr. Richard Furman wants you to know that you don't have to pin your health hopes on expensive medications that only address a small part of the cholesterol puzzle (and often have negative health-impacting side effects). In this practical guide to better health, he offers specific strategies to

    · lower your levels of "lethal" LDL cholesterol
    · raise your levels of "hero" HDL cholesterol
    · develop new habits that make healthy living easy and natural
    · adjust your lifestyle in order to stay off of expensive medications
    · and more

    Your aging process depends on the health of your arteries. Dr. Furman's advice will not only give you extra years but, even more important, it will improve the quality of those years, beginning today.

    About the Author

    Richard Furman, MD, FACS, spent over thirty years as a vascular surgeon. Furman is past president of the North Carolina Chapter of the American College of Surgeons, past president of the North Carolina Surgical Society, and a two-term governor of the American College of Surgeons. He is cofounder of World Medical Mission, the medical arm of Samaritan's Purse, and is a member of the board of Samaritan's Purse. He lives in Boone, North Carolina.