Cardiologist Joseph Lee Klapper, M.D., gives an in-depth yet accessible explanation of cholesterol levels and explores ways to lower them. Weighing the pros and cons of a variety of approaches, including a holistic approach, Western medications, natural remedies, and new methods on the horizon, he then takes you step-by-step through a medically proven plan for shedding cholesterol points. By 2010, the leading cause of death worldwide will be heart disease, far greater than infections, AIDS and other killers. Explores many contemporary heart-smart diets and provides sample menus. Important information about exercise, risk factors, statins and other Westen cholesterol lowering medications; herbs, supplements, and natural remedies; and antioxidants, gene therapy, and new drugs.