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Como Menos Grasa (Eat Less Fat). National Institutes of Health, National Cancer Institute, 1995.
This 16-page pamphlet in Spanish offers tips to reduce fat intake. Suggestions include trimming all visible fat from meat, removing the skin from poultry, baking or roasting meat instead of frying, and cooking with small amounts of vegetable oil. Other ideas include using low-fat sauces and spreads and serving tortillas without frying. To further reduce fat intake, readers are advised to limit consumption of fried foods, cheese, and sweets. Available from: National Cancer Institute, 1-800-4-CANCER (1-800-422-6237). TTY 1-800-332-8615. Web site:

Be Heart Smart! Eat Foods Lower in Saturated Fats and Cholesterol. National Heart, Lung, and Blood Institute, Office of Research on Minority Health, 1997.

This eight-page brochure focuses on ways African-Americans can blend traditional foods with a low-fat diet. The roles of saturated fat and cholesterol in heart disease are explained and common sources of saturated fats and cholesterol are listed. The brochure includes suggestions for meats and for alternative cooking methods. Readers are also advised to drink skim milk, eat plenty of vegetables, fruits, and grains, and read nutrition labels. The nutrition label is explained in detail. Available from: NHLBI Information Center, P.O. Box 30105, Bethesda, MD 20824-0105. Phone (301) 592-8573. Fax: (301) 592-8563. Email: Web site:

The Healthy Heart Walking Book: A Complete Program for a Lifetime of Fitness and The Healthy Heart Walking Tape: Walking Workouts for a Lifetime of Fitness.
The American Heart Association, 1995 and 1996. This 181-page spiral-bound paperback book outlines a simple walking program to improve cardiovascular health, weight control, and stress management. It offers advice for getting started, building endurance, and choosing the proper shoes. Also included are charts and a walking diary for recording progress. The single audiotape includes a 30-minute beginner’s walking workout, a 30-minute intermediate walking workout, original music, and an accompanying illustrated booklet with diary. Available in bookstores
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