Targeting a wide audience, this comprehensive guide offers strategies for defense against heart disease, which, the authors say, kills almost 500,000 Americans every year. The volume's four-part approach includes a primer on heart disease, a nutritional guide, a meal-planning and shopping guide for a healthier lifestyle, which suggests Fat Tracking methods for help with processed foods and restaurant eating, and a cookbook. While the impact of such factors as heredity and habits such as exercise on cardiac disease is acknowledged, the focus here is on diet, which, in the Stanford 25 Gram Plan, limits saturated fat intake to 25 grams a day. Page is a chef who coauthored The Whole Family Low Cholesterol Cookbook with Schroeder, who teaches cardiovascular medicine at Stanford University; Dickson is a dietician at Stanford University Hospital. Their 200 recipes, e.g., Pork Medallions with Two Marmalades and Chocolate-Crusted Raspberry Cheesecake, are for flavorful.Schroeder, John S. is the author of 'Stanford Life Plan for a Healthy Heart: The 25 Gram Plan Plus over 200 Low-Fat Recipes from the World-Renowned Stanford University Medical Center' with ISBN 9780811810456 and ISBN 0811810453.