• The Truth About Statins

  • Risks and Alternatives to Cholesterol-Lowering Drugs
  • By: Barbara Roberts
  • Narrated by: Liisa Ivary
  • Length: 5 hrs and 33 mins
  • 4.5 out of 5 stars (155 ratings)

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By: Barbara Roberts
Narrated by: Liisa Ivary
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Dr. Barbara H. Roberts, director of the Women's Cardiac Center at the Miriam Hospital in Rhode Island, meticulously takes apart the misinformation and myths around one of the most popular medications for high cholesterol and heart disease statins. Dr. Roberts discusses the benefits and health risks of the so-called miracle drug, taking care to explain the significance of medical research in this area.

Liisa Ivary's accessible and personable narration helps listeners digest Dr. Roberts' comprehensive guide and reinforces its honest, patient-friendly tone. The audiobook also contains clear and easy-to-understand advice on how to maintain cardiovascular health with diet and lifestyle changes.

Publisher's summary

Could statin drugs actually harm you?

Despite the rosy picture painted in the ads of a miracle cure for high cholesterol and its attendant heart disease, the reality of taking statins may be far less pretty. Dr. Barbara H. Roberts, director of the Women’s Cardiac Center at the Miriam Hospital in Rhode Island, discusses both the benefits and health risks of these popular drugs in this comprehensive guide that finally reveals the questionable science behind the research studies. This honest, patient-friendly appraisal of the most widely used medications in the world may shock you, but it may also save your life.

Offering clear-cut, easy-to-understand information in an easily accessible fashion, Dr. Roberts explains how to take the best possible care of your heart, including:

  • The keys to maintaining cardiovascular well-being
  • How to interpret your cholesterol numbers
  • The frightening adverse effects of popular drugs

It is time to take charge of your heart health. Learn the facts behind the hype so that you can make informed decisions on a subject vital to your continued health. If you or someone you love either takes a statin or is considering doing so, you need to read this book.Includes recipes for a delicious and heart-healthy diet, including Wasabi-Roasted Salmon, Pasta with Avocado Sauce, and Lemon-Pineapple Breakfast Muffins.

©2012 Barbara H. Roberts, M.D. (P)2013 Audible, Inc.