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NutriGenie Healthy Heart Nutrition for Windows


Please also see our newer program American Heart Diet.

"Four of the six leading causes of death -- diabetes, heart disease, cancer and obesity -- are related to nutrition ... [but] many doctors don't ask questions about diet until the patient has a heart attack."
Dr. Steve Zeisel,
Chairman, Nutrition Department, University of North Carolina

Online nutrient database: Cholesterol Lowering Foods.

Coronary heart disease (CHD) accounts for more deaths annually than any other disease or group of diseases. More than 1.25 million heart attacks occur each year, and more than 500,000 people die as a result.

It is generally accepted that high blood cholesterol, high blood pressure, and cigarette smoking play causal roles in the development of atherosclerosis, which leads in turn to narrowing of the arteries and development of CHD. For millions of Americans, the most effective CHD preventive strategies are to avoid smoking cigarettes, to avoid obesity, and to lower high blood cholesterol.

Diet is the cornerstone of therapy to reduce blood cholesterol level whether or not drug therapy is eventually added to the regimen. In general, drug therapy is not recommended without at least 6 months on optimal diet. Healthy Heart Nutrition helps you identify and eliminate high-fat, high-cholesterol foods from your diet. It also helps you set up plan to achieve a desirable weight and avoid obesity. As a result you can obtain the benefits without the risk associated with side effects of lipid-lowering drugs. Studies have shown that many CHD patients can reduce their cholesterol levels substantially with diet alone. When drugs are required, simultaneous modification of the diet may reduce their dosage requirements, cost and potential side effects. According to the National Cholesterol Education Program adult treatment guidelines, over 40 million adult Americans could benefit from dietary education and treatment.

  • Database: 1,000 items plus user's own food database
  • Analyses: RDA, calories, protein, carbohydrate, total fat, saturated fat, cholesterol.
  • Features: weight control planner, body mass index, caloric need and caloric expenditure calculators, target heart rate calculator, weight log and diet history tracker, caloric and nutrient distribution analyzer, search and sort capabilities.
  • Price: $35
  • Special offer: $25 when ordered directly through NutriGenie


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