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of materials in WIN Notes is for information only and does not imply endorsement
by NIDDK or WIN.
Menos Grasa (Eat Less Fat). National Institutes of Health, National Cancer
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: https://cissecure.nci.nih.gov/ncipubs.
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: NHLBIinfo@rover.nhlbi.nih.gov. Web
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 beginners walking workout, a 30-minute intermediate
walking workout, original music, and an accompanying illustrated booklet
with diary. Available in bookstores.