Austin firefighter, and former professional tri athlete, Rip Esselstyn, offers a diet for those looking to lower their cholesterol. In The Engine 2 Diet he advocates switching to a vegan diet low in fat and sugar. It’s definitely not a diet for everyone, but I enjoyed it because I was interested in lowering my cholesterol. He provides a lot of medical information, tips on what to buy at the store, and lots of recipes that look good. I may still have some fat and sugar once in a while, but his enthusiasm for eating healthy won me over. There's lot of information on http://www.theengine2diet.com/ .