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The Fat and Cholesterol Counter

By Karen J. Nolan, Ph.D. and Jo-Ann Heslin, M.A., R.D.
Feb 4, 2014 - 1:52:54 PM

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( - For the first time ever, the Nutrition Experts have combined their comprehensive research on fat and cholesterol counts into one easy-to-use heart-healthy volume, THE FAT AND CHOLESTEROL COUNTER (Pocket Books; December 31, 2013; $7.99).  Protect yourself from the number one cause of death in the U.S. with help from this handy guide based on the most recent, groundbreaking scientific findings.

v  Contains fat, cholesterol, trans fat, fiber, and sugar values for more than 10,000 foods, including your favorite brand name and restaurant items.

v  Explains why the type of fat you eat may be more important than how much you eat

v  Explores the difference between the types of fat and cholesterol-what to eat more of, what to eat less of, and what to avoid altogether.

v  Reveals the fascinating truth about sugar, fiber, and your heart.

p. 55, How much sugar should you eat? Rather than get caught up in grams of sugar per day, it might be wiser to simply try these easy tips to reduce your sugar intake:

v  Stop drinking soda.

v  Drink 100% fruit juice, not presweetened fruit drinks and other highly sweetened drinks-orange juice instead of fruit punch.

v  Eat more naturally sweet fruit.

v  Keep portion sizes of sweets moderate-½ cup of ice cream instead of a soup bowl full, 2 cookies rather than a box, or a snack-size candy bar.

v  Eat unsweetened or mildly sweetened cereals; aim for 6 or less grams of sugar per serving.

v  Eat plain yogurt and drink plain, unsweetened milk.

THE FAT AND CHOLESTEROL COUNTER by Karen J. Nolan, Ph.D. and Jo-Ann Heslin, M.A., R.D. is going to sort out the myths, explain the latest research, and help you form a healthy relationship with fat to reduce your risk for heart disease.

Karen J. Nolan, Ph.D. and Jo-Ann Heslin, M.A., R.D. are available for interview.

Jo-Ann Heslin (M.A.), a registered dietitian (R.D.) and certified dietitian/nutritionist (C.D.N.), and Karen J. Nolan (Ph.D.) know that their readers are more interested in what to order for lunch than in understanding how their metabolism works.  They translate nutrition science into practical, easy-to-use advice that will encourage and support you toward a healthier lifestyle.

They have worked as advisors and consultants to business and industry and as partners in NRH Nutrition Consultants, Inc.  Jo-Ann has served on the editorial boards of Prevention, American Baby, Childbirth Education, Environmental Nutrition Newsletter, and the Journal of Nutrition for the Elderly.  She is currently the Food & Nutrition columnist for  For more information on Karen J. Nolan and Jo-Ann Heslin, plus articles, advice, and more, please visit


By Karen J. Nolan, Ph.D. and Jo-Ann Heslin, M.A., R.D.

Pocket Books; December 31, 2013; ISBN 9781451621655; $7.99

Pocket Books is an imprint of Simon & Schuster.   Simon & Schuster, a part of CBS Corporation, is a global leader in the field of general interest publishing, dedicated to providing the best in fiction and nonfiction for consumers of all ages, across all printed, electronic, and audio formats. Its divisions include Simon & Schuster Adult Publishing, Simon & Schuster Children's Publishing, Simon & Schuster Digital, and international companies in Australia, Canada, and the United Kingdom.  For more information, visit our website at
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