Have you had your cholesterol checked recently? Now is the time. Cholesterol is the biggest single risk factor for heart disease, and cholesterol testing is a good way to highlight that risk.
This week in the United Kingdom has been designated National Cholesterol Week (13 – 19 September), and national charity HEART UK has organised activities and events to promote the importance of knowing your risk for cardiovascular disease.
“There is still a lot of work to be done in improving the nation’s knowledge about cholesterol and also eradicating many misconceptions,” says Jules Payne, Chief Executive of HEART UK. “ Everyone should get their cholesterol checked, “even if you are fit, young and healthy and you don’t think you are at risk,” adds Payne. “It can be a silent killer with few visible symptoms and often the first sign could be a fatal heart attack.”
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