Released on 16 March 2007.

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The South Beach Heart Programme

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Heart disease is one of the biggest killers in the developed world but there is a surprising amount that can be done to prevent, treat and even reverse this devastating disease. In this authoritative, clearly written book, world-renowned cardiologist Dr Arthur Agatston reveals the truth about cardiac care and shows readers what they can do to protect their health and potentially save their own lives.

Part one of the book looks at how the majority of heart attacks and strokes can be prevented. It explains:

• how understanding your own heart attack risk can help you benefit from aggressive prevention

• what is now known about the underlying causes of coronary artery disease

• why many people with healthy cholesterol levels may actually be in danger

• why lifestyle factors are so important in preventing heart disease.

Part two features Dr Agatston’s action plan to help you get and stay well. It includes heart-healthy diet principles, an exercise regime to keep your heart in good shape and advice on the advanced screening tests and medications that may be appropriate for you.