Philadelphia, PA (PRWEB) May 15, 2012
Dr. Janet Brill announces the release of Cholesterol Down, a new mobile app for Android available on Google Play.
Based on Dr. Brill’s best-selling book by the same name, the Cholesterol Down Android app targets LDL (bad) cholesterol reduction with a lifestyle approach. Users simply add nine “miracle foods” to a regular diet plus 30 minutes of walking to everyday routines. This straightforward and easy-to-follow plan can lower LDL cholesterol by as much as 47% in just 4 weeks.
According to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, just over 13% of US adults had elevated cholesterol levels in 2009-2010, compared to 18% a decade ago. The drop is attributed to widespread use of statin drugs to reduce high cholesterol.
Research has proven statins to be highly effective in reducing LDL cholesterol, but all statins have associated risks. Taking higher doses significantly increases the potential for side effects. The LDL-lowering combination of diet and exercise in the Cholesterol Down plan achieves LDL reduction results comparable to those of a statin drug starting dose; the plan can also be a great supplement for high-risk individuals undergoing statin treatment.
With the new Cholesterol Down app, lowering LDL cholesterol has never been more convenient — or enjoyable.
# Daily tracker — users check off each step as they go
# How-to details for each of the 10 steps, with practical tips and safety precautions
# Custom LDL goal-setting based on National Cholesterol Education Program guidelines
# LDL tracker — users can record a new LDL level every 4 weeks
# Motivating daily messages — cheering users on as they take steps to a lower LDL
# Weekly and monthly progress summaries for each step — so users know what they’re doing well
and where they need more effort
# Coaching messages — based on the latest user LDL values
# Notes page — for recording user details about the Cholesterol Down experience.
“Reducing cholesterol doesn’t have to be complicated,” says Dr. Janet Brill. “The Cholesterol Down app zeroes in on reducing LDL cholesterol without prescription drugs, making it simple and fun with an easy checklist, motivating feedback, and practical how-to explanations for each step. The Cholesterol Down 10-step plan is powerful lifestyle medicine, and now it’s as close as your smartphone.”
Janet Brill, Ph.D., R.D., LDN, is a nationally recognized diet, nutrition and fitness expert, and is certified by the Academy of Nutrition and Dietetics, American College of Sports Medicine, National Strength and Conditioning Association, and Wellcoaches, Inc. She is the author of the bestselling book, Cholesterol DOWN: 10 Simple Steps to Lower Your Cholesterol in 4 Weeks—Without Prescription Drugs (Crown/Three Rivers, 2006); Prevent a Second Heart Attack: 8 foods, 8 weeks to Reverse Heart Disease (Crown/Three Rivers, 2011); and coming soon… Blood Pressure DOWN: 10 Simple Steps to Lower Your Blood Pressure in 4 Weeks—Without Prescription Drugs (Crown/Three Rivers, 2013). Dr. Brill is a clinical practitioner specializing in health, wellness, weight control and cardiovascular disease prevention since 1993.
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For more information about Dr. Janet Brill, visit http://www.drjanet.com or call 484-924-8696.