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Syndrome X The Silent Killer - The New Heart Disease Risk

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ISBN-10: 0684868636

ISBN-13: 9780684868639

Edition: 2001

Authors: Terry Kristen Strom, Barry Fox, Gerald Reaven, Gerald Reaven, Terry Kirsten Strom

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Is Your So-Called Good Diet Slowly Killing You? If you have Syndrome X -- and 60 to 75 million Americans do -- the widely recommended low-fat, high-carbohydrate diet may be the surest route to a heart attack. Now, Gerald Reaven, M.D., the pioneering Stanford University doctor who discovered Syndrome X, explains why: Even if your total cholesterol level is perfect, it may not shield you from a heart attack. Carbohydrates can be just as harmful as red meat or butter. A diet high in "good" fats (as much as 40 percent of calories) is actually better for you. The Zone diet, the Atkins diet, and the American Heart Association diet can each be dangerous under certain conditions. The…    
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Book details

List price: $18.99
Copyright year: 2001
Publisher: Simon & Schuster
Publication date: 8/14/2001
Binding: Paperback
Pages: 288
Size: 5.50" wide x 8.25" long x 0.75" tall
Weight: 0.594
Language: English

Gerald Reaven, M.D.,Professor of Medicine at Stanford University, discovered Syndrome X. A world-renowned endocrinologist, he has received a wide array of scientific awards and has served as director of the division of endocrinology and metabolism, among other posts, at Stanford's School of Medicine. He lives in Stanford, California.