HEART UK Ambassadors Module
HEART UK Ambassadors

Learn more about supporting HEART UK in your local community by becoming an Ambassador or find an Ambassador in your area

 
Helpline Module

Lines open Mon-Fri 10am-3pm
Punjabi, Urdu & Hindi spoken on Tuesdays

ask@heartuk.org.uk

Calls to our 0345 helpline costs no more than calls to geographic (01 and 02) numbers and must be included in inclusive minutes on mobile phones and discount schemes. Calls from landlines are typically charged between 2p and 10p per minute while calls from mobiles typically cost between 10p and 40p per minute. Calls from landlines and mobiles to 0345 numbers are included in free call packages. 

Familial Hypercholesterolaemia Sanofi Booklet
Inherited Cholesterol Guide

Download our easy to read pictorial guide to Familial Hypercholesterolemia. Find out more about inherited high cholesterol.  

2015 - UCLP© foundation diet
UCLP© essentials

Explore the 5 food groups and discover how to incorporate these into your UCLP foundation diet.

 
2016 UCLP© Step by step guide

Download your copy of the UCLP© – your personalised plan for healthy cholesterol.

 
A story of Hope

A Story of Hope is a short four-minute film about a family with a history of Familial Hypercholesterolemia.

 
Diet diary template
Diet diary template

Download our diet diary for a simple way to record what you eat and drink. It will help you review what your weekly intake.

 

Healthy living: resources

Whilst you want to lower your cholesterol, it’s not always simple to change your diet and lifestyle. Our resources, including our fact sheets below, are here to make it easier for you.

In our Cholesterol & Health section of our website, you will find information on:

Familial hypercholesterolaemia (FH)

Often people contact us because they want to know more about the inherited high cholesterol condition familial hypercholesterolaemia (FH), so visit our web-page What is FH?  You can also download our expert guides:  

both essential reads for those concerned about this condition.

HEART UK - the Cholesterol Charity - offers free, impartial, friendly and informative advice all about cholesterol.  Our Cholesterol Helpline provides expert advice from specialist cardiac nurses and dietitians.

Lines are open Monday - Friday, from 10am - 3pm.  Our dietetic advisor is available on Tuesdays every week, with advice available in Punjabi, Urdu and Hindi

This is also the contact for ordering Individual copies of leaflets and factsheets, by e-mailing or by writing to us. For Health Professionals, bulk orders can be requested using our  Literature Order Form.

Why not opt to receive regular lifestyle information and contribute to our work by becoming a regular HEART UK supporter.

At the bottom of this page, you can find a series of cholesterol factsheets to download for your own use. If you are a health professional you can use these with your patients.You can download PDF’s of the factsheets by clicking on the links below.

Healthy Living Resources for Health Professionals

HEART UK provides up to date information for Health Professionals who care for people with dyslipidaemia. There are about 250 consultant members of HEART UK who run the majority of lipid clinics throughout the UK.  In the dedicated Health Professionals section of our website your can find plenty of expert resources such as

Our popular leaflets:

Healthy Eating Guide
Understanding Cholesterol
Blood Fats Explained
Familial Hypercholesterolaemia
​Life with FH
Ultimate Cholesterol Lowering Plan

Our resource library of fact sheets, leaflets and posters

Posters

High Cholesterol/Unhealthy Cholesterol (A3 Double sided poster) 
 

Foods Fats

C01 Fats explained

Diet

D01 The portfolio diet
D02 For good cholesterol levels
D03 Diet and high blood pressure
D04 Fruit and vegetables
D05 Losing weight - how to achieve success
D06 Eating out
D07 Eating out - best choices
D08 Healthy lunch-boxes
D09 Eating for a healthy heart - vegetarians
D10 Mediterranean diet
D11 South Asian diet and cholesterol
D12 Afro-Caribbean diet and cholesterol

Foods

F01 Nuts
F02 Healthy snacks
F03 Fish
F05 Cheese
F06 Plant sterols
F08 Getting smart with salt
F09 The Power of oat beta glucan

Skills

S01 Healthy eating on a budget
S02 Healthy eating on the go

Ultimate Cholesterol Lowering Plan

Medical

A Cholesterol and lipoproteins
B Physical activity
C Inherited high Cholesterol (FH and FCH)
D Fibrates - currently being updated
E Calculating cholesterol
Children and raised cholesterol
G Medications
H Resins - currently being updated
I  Risk Factors for Cardiovascular Disease (CVD)
K Statins
L Stress
M Triglycerides
N Sympathetic insurers
O Statins in pregnancy – a lipid specialist view
P Cholesterol and triglyceride levels conversion
Q Alcohol
R High-density lipoprotein (HDL)
S Lipoprotein (a)

Your stories

Read about someone who has experienced the difficulties of living with FH on a daily basis.

 
The Ismaili Nutrition Centre
The Ismaili Nutrition Centre

A resource for anyone who enjoys traditional foods of African, Central and South Asian, and Middle Eastern origin.

 
4 ways to lower cholesterol

Written by Linda Main and Baldeesh Rai, HEART UK dietitians, and featuring lots of helpful advice, motivational tools and recipes.  

 
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