Long Term Conditions

Reducing your blood cholesterol

This booklet is for people with a high blood cholesterol level, and for their family and friends. It explains:

• what cholesterol and blood lipids are

• how blood cholesterol is measured

• the role of cholesterol in coronary heart disease

• what causes high blood cholesterol

• how physical activity and healthy eating can help

• the medicines that are used to treat high blood cholesterol levels and how they can help, and

• why it’s especially important that people with high cholesterol levels also control their blood pressure and don’t smoke. It also gives some information about the condition familial hypercholesterolaemia (FH). Please click here for more information Reducing your blood cholesterol

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