Heart disease is the nation's No.1 killer for both men and women. What's most astonishing is that almost 80 percent of heart disease is preventable.
In "Mayo Clinic Healthy Heart for Life!," available Jan. 31, 2012, the experts at Mayo Clinic introduce a comprehensive action plan to reduce the risks and life-changing effects of heart disease. Based on an Eat 5, Move 10, Sleep 8 program, "Mayo Clinic Healthy Heart for Life!" provides the latest, clinically proven information on heart disease prevention and a step-by-step quick-start plan.
According to Martha Grogan, M.D., medical editor of the "Mayo Clinic Healthy Heart for Life!" book, "It is imperative that everyone understand as much as possible about heart disease prevention, as 80 percent of heart disease can be avoided. Even when heart disease is not anticipated, prompt recognition and treatment are crucial to improve outcome — which is often a matter of life or death."
"Mayo Clinic Healthy Heart for Life!" is divided into four sections:
Additional information in "Mayo Clinic Healthy Heart for Life!" includes:
Published by Time Home Entertainment Inc., "Mayo Clinic Healthy Heart for Life!" ($25.95 U.S./hardcover) will be available on Jan. 31, 2012, online and at bookstores nationwide. Pre-orders are available now at major online retailers.
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