The National Cholesterol Week aims at improving awareness about the dangers of high cholesterol levels among the UK residents, chiefly the older adults who will get a chance to know more about the health risk involved with high cholesterol!
With the main objective of the National Cholesterol Week programme being highlighting the perils of cholesterol, the cause is particularly drawing the attention of those people who apparently are soon to go looking for a care home.
Going by the conclusions of a research pertaining to the extent of awareness of high cholesterol among the Brits, nearly 40 percent of the respondents wrongly believed that it was excessive drinking that was the key reason behind elevated cholesterol; while almost 60 percent apparently clueless about the condition’s hereditary connection.
Pointing out to the findings of the research that Brits are seemingly not much savvy in terms of cholesterol facts and information, Heart UK’s CEO Jules Payne revealed that high cholesterol could either be a result of hereditary factors or could be acquired through poor diet and sedentary lifestyle.
According to Payne, people with high cholesterol levels - as well as those that can be deemed ‘high risk’ cases - can “actually address the matter” provided that they are aware of it. Payne also advised that people with inherited- high cholesterol should visit their GPs so as to ensure that they get treated in time.