A Cholesterol-Lowering Android App?
For every 1% reduction in LDL (bad) cholesterol, risk of heart disease drops by about 2%. Dr. Janet Brill’s new Cholesterol Down mobile app for Android promotes significant LDL reduction in 4 weeks without prescription drugs. The new mobile app for Android is 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.
“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.”