I Beat Heart Disease, So Can You" by Guido V. Marinetti, Ph.D. ISBN 0-595-39580-0 ($15.95) published by iUniverse, the leading provider of publishing technology solutions for authors, released today. Order from iUniverse at 1-800-288-4677 or from http://www.bn.com.
"I Beat Heart Disease, So Can You" is aimed for the general public, medical students, graduate students, nurses, and practicing physicians. It covers lipid-lowering diets, lipid lowering drugs, and the benefit of daily exercise. Emphasis is placed on the good health benefits of fish omega-3 fatty acids, olive oil, and exercise and the harmful health effects of saturated fatty acids, trans fatty acids, refined carbohydrates, and overweight.
When he had symptoms of heart disease he got medical help without delay. He had medical tests done and then had successful open-heart surgery for coronary artery disease. After his surgery, he exercises daily. Walking at least 30 minutes a day helps the heart. He eats a healthy Dr. Willett-type diet and takes the Statin drug Lipitor. His diet consists of a healthy mix of vegetables, fruits, nuts, high fiber low glycemic index carbohydrates, good proteins such as fish, egg white, and white meat of chicken and turkey in place of red meat of beef and pork. He also eats in moderation to avoid getting overweight. This easy preventive medicine has given him an additional twenty seven years of life and still leads a normal life in his 80's.
Avoid eating just before going to bed. Avoid eating foods high in saturated fats and trans fatty acids that are found in many baked products like pastries, pies, and some cereals. Fish or fish oil capsules that are high in omega-3 fatty acids (DHA and EPA) and that protect against heart disease, stroke, cancer and diabetes. Omega-6 fatty acids in red meats increase the risk of these diseases.
Biographical information on the author:
G.V. Marinetti has a Ph.D. degree in biochemistry, did research on lipid biochemistry, and taught medical students the biochemistry of blood lipids and atherosclerosis. He taught medical students how to analyze their own blood cholesterol. Marinetti published 168 articles in leading scientific journals. Currently he is a Professor Emeritus of Biochemistry and Biophysics at the University of Rochester Medical Center.
He authored a book "Disorders of Lipid Metabolism", Plenum Press 1990. In the mid 1980's he helped organize and taught jointly with clinicians a new course called "Biochemistry of Nutrition" to first year medical students. Good nutrition and exercise are effective preventive medicine because they prevent persons from becoming overweight that increases the risk for heart disease, cancer, stroke, and diabetes. Anyone can put into practice the information in his book and enhance their chance of living a long and healthy life. It takes perseverance and will power.
During Marinetti's military service in WWII, he and other military personnel were given the Distinguished Service Award from the US Department of Agriculture for doing research in developing methods to protect the US soldiers against malaria and other insect borne diseases. This research saved the lives of thousands of US soldiers in the Pacific war zone.
He is a member of the Amer. Chemical Society, the American Association of Biochemistry and Molecular Biology, Sigma Xi and Phi Beta Kappa.
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