Researchers have warned that the ignorance of cholesterol drugs in the UK is a "worrying" indication which underscores that most of the people in the country not taking the dangers of high cholesterol seriously enough!
According to the findings of a survey for Flora Pro. Activ, the risk of heart disease among the women is higher as compared to that in men, given the fact that cholesterol tests have been taken by fewer women than men.
That the ignorance of cholesterol tests among women is higher than in the men is evident from the findings that nearly 72 percent of women in the UK have never had a cholesterol test - as against 60 percent of men who have not taken the test. The figures are disquieting because women reportedly have increased levels of cholesterol.
Moreover, in spite of the fact that heart disease risk is high in the country, the responses of the 2,000 survey-participants have revealed that a sizeable proportion of the UK residents are unaware of cholesterol-lowering measures like an improved diet and increased activity levels.
Noting that cholesterol is one of the main risk factors of heart disease, Flora Pro. Activ nutritionist Laura Tari said: "It's worrying that so many people - and especially women - don't seem to understand the link." Adding that women seemingly think that cholesterol is essentially a man's problem, Tari stressed that the issue is equally important for women as well!