"Arthur Agatston is an expert in the assessment of cardiovascular risk and the many ways to lower one's risk of heart disease and stroke. He has also been a pioneer in helping people improve their dietary and exercise habits to live longer and healthier lives. His practical approach to improving lifestyle habits has been very valuable to hundreds of thousands of individuals around the world."
- Roger S. Blumenthal, M.D., Director of The Ciccarone Center for Prevention of Cardiovascular Disease
"Every police chief in America knows that cops and other first responders are at higher risk of heart disease because of our poor diets, crazy work hours, and extraordinary stress. I've seen too many cops gain dangerously excessive weight and suffer terrible health consequences. I've worked with Dr. Agatston to find solutions. I am convinced that his diet and medical approach will save lives. I also lost over 30 pounds following his guidance, for which I am forever grateful."
- Daniel Oates, Former Police Chief of Miami Beach
"I have always admired Dr. Agatston's contributions in the areas of healthy nutrition and heart attack prevention. He and I share a concern about the obesity epidemic and a passion for helping people achieve better health. Dr. Agatston's approach to healthy eating is flexible and friendly-it really fits into a busy, active life, like mine! Being a former world-class athlete and fitness advocate, I know the building blocks to a healthy life."
- Dara Torres, 12-time Olympic medalist, 5-time Olympian, mother, New York Times best-selling author, and fitness entrepreneur
"Dr. Agatston has worked for decades to help our communities improve their health, in South Beach and beyond. His diet not only helps people lose weight, but also helps prevent disease and leads to better health overall. I know firsthand how this diet can help you feel better and give you the energy to live your life and pursue your goals."
- Philip Levine, Former Mayor of Miami Beach
"Dr. Agatston is a man with a Midas touch, a pioneer in preventive cardiology and medicine. His breakthrough work on identifying early deposition of atherosclerosis has revolutionized how we prevent heart disease. In this fascinating book, Dr. Agatston takes us on a whirlwind tour exploring the complicated mechanisms and consequences of our dietary choices. Our current diet and related obesity are the leading cause for risk of heart disease. What do we do about it? Dr. Agatston, a leading preventive cardiology clinician and scientist, gives us the prescription for how we can detect the early signs of disease years sooner, and how we can change our health outcomes by changing our diets. I strongly recommend his book to all seeking the latest science of weight loss in an easy-to-follow plan that will help people like me achieve a healthy weight, enjoy better health, and ultimately reduce the risk of the number one killer disease in the U.S.: heart disease."
- Khurram Nasir, M.D., M.P.H., M.Sc., Chief, Division of Cardiovascular Prevention and Wellness, Houston Methodist, and Adjunct Associate Professor of Medicine, Yale University