Reduce your blood cholesterol during National Cholesterol Week

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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