Almost one-third of adult Australians have high blood cholesterol, which puts them at increased risk of heart disease and stroke. This is because too much LDL (or 'bad') cholesterol in the blood can cause atherosclerosis, which gradually clogs blood vessels until the blood isn't able to get where it needs to go. Yet few Australians really understand what cholesterol is, let alone how to achieve and maintain healthy levels. Fortunately, this can be as simple as making the small changes to your diet and lifestyle that are outlined in this book, sometimes in conjunction with medication as recommended by your doctor.
Here, the internationally renowned Baker IDI Heart and Diabetes Institute tells you everything you need to know about cholesterol – including what causes it, complications, medication and strategies for reducing it. This is accompanied by more than 80 simple, flavourful recipes to set you on the right track for reducing your LDL blood cholesterol levels. The Baker IDI Healthy Cholesterol Diet and Lifestyle Plan will help you manage your cholesterol and improve your health.