Mary P. McGowan, M.D., is an assistant professor of medicine in the division of cardiology at the University of Massachusetts Medical Center. Currently president of the Northeast Cholesterol Foundation, Dr. McGowan has authored numerous articles on preventive cardiology and has been a medical consultant for NBC's "Today." Jo McGowan Chopra is the director of Karuna Vihar, a school for children with mental and physical disabilities in Dehra Doon, India. Her articles have appeared in Newsweek and Span, as well as all the major daily newspapers in India. She is a regular columnist for CommonwealMcGowan, Mary P. is the author of '50 Ways to Lower Your Cholesterol Everything You Need to Know' with ISBN 9780737305562 and ISBN 0737305568.