New Harvard Health Publications book

The Harvard Medical School Guide to Lowering Your Cholesterol

High cholesterol affects approximately 50 million Americans and is a major risk factor for cardiovascular disease--an illness that half of all men and a third of all women will get at some time in their lives. As founder and chief of the Lipid Metabolism Unit at Massachusetts General Hospital and an associate professor of medicine at Harvard Medical School, Mason Freeman, MD, treats hundreds of patients each year and oversees cholesterol research. In The Harvard Medical School Guide to Lowering Your Cholesterol (McGraw-Hill; April 2005), he provides advice on reaching and maintaining healthy cholesterol levels.

Freeman discusses nutrition, exercise, information on what is known about alternative approaches, and how to work best with your doctor to develop the best cholesterol control treatment plan for you. The book examines:

  • How to assess your risk for high cholesterol
  • Cholesterol-lowering drugs--who should take them, what to look out for, and how to be sure your doctor is monitoring you properly
  • How to manage your cholesterol through diet and exercise
  • The latest scientific findings on alternative therapies

For review copies, please contact Lizz Aviles at McGraw-Hill: 212-904-6006 or [email protected].


For more information, please contact Leah Gourley, 617-432-0442, [email protected]

Harvard Health Publications is a division of Harvard Medical School. The goal of all of our publications is to bring the public the most current practical, authoritative health information by drawing on the expertise of the 9,000 faculty physicians at Harvard Medical School and its 18 affiliated hospitals. Working with partners in the publishing industry, Harvard Health Publications publishes information about health and wellness through newsletters, books, special health reports, and a website.

Last reviewed: By John M. Grohol, Psy.D. on 30 Apr 2016
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