LIPOPROTEIN(a), The Hear'ts Quiet Killer
A Diet & Lifestyle Guide
One out of five people worldwide are currently affected by elevated levels of Lipoprotein(a), or Lp(a)—an inherited form of cholesterol that can cause clogged arteries, strokes, and other forms of heart disease—and are unaware of that fact. Lipoprotein(a), The Heart’s Quiet Killer: A Diet and Lifestyle Guide by cardiologist Joel Kahn sounds the alarm and brings awareness of this silent risk factor to light, providing vital information for those in need so they can safeguard their health. This widely unknown type of cholesterol does not appear in normal testing, leaving people vulnerable to having some form of heart malfunction occur.
Dr. Kahn explains the relationship between high (Lp(a) levles and heart disease, pinpoints who needs to get their levels checked, and outlines which types of tests to request. Common heart medications as well as nutraceuticals and new advanced therapies are reviewed for their ability to lower Lp(a) levels as well as cholesterol.
Recent research establishes that a whole-foods plant-based diet provides the best protection against cardiovascular disease. Simply adding fiber and antioxidant supplements to your diet won’t offer the same protections as eating whole foods directly. Established plant-based cookbook author Beverly Lynn Bennett provides dozens of satisfying, oil-free recipes that feature foods rich in the nutrients found to be the most protective for heart health, such as fiber and phytochemicals.
The most effective strategy for boosting heart health is to incorporate a variety of whole-foods plant-based options into your daily meals, and the wide range of delicious recipes provided in this book will get you off to a fantastic start.
Endorsed by these leading physicians and authors:
“Dr. Kahn is a leader in integrative cardiology. This must-read book on lipoprotein(a) has the potential to help over one billion persons silently at risk for heart events live better lives free of illness.”
––Dean Ornish, MD, founder and president of Preventive Medicine Research Institute and author of UnDo It!
“With over one billion people at risk, trusted advice is urgently needed. Joel Kahn, MD has written the first book about Lipoprotein(a) that brings recommendations from the scientific literature. Bravo.” ––Michael Greger, MD, founder of NutritionFacts.org and author of How Not to Diet
“Lp(a) is an important and often neglected heart disease risk factor; diet and lifestyle are the most powerful and often neglected means of reducing overall cardiovascular risk. By addressing both, Dr. Kahn is pulling an important public health matter from the shadows and placing it in the bright light of opportunity.” ––David L. Katz, MD, MPH, past president of American College of Lifestyle Medicine and president of True Health Initiative
“I am so glad Dr. Joel Kahn addressed the Lp(a) issue with heart disease and supplied a rational understanding and an approach that is reasonable and effective.”
––Joel Fuhrman, MD, six-time New York Times best-selling author, including The End of Heart Disease
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