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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.
Explore the 5 food groups and discover how to incorporate these into your UCLP foundation diet.
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:
- what is cholesterol
- cholesterol tests and what the results mean
- cholesterol lowering diets
- six super foods to help lower cholesterol
- understanding statins and different types of cholesterol treatment
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.
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
- Cascade screening for FH
- NICE Guidelines on the diagnosis, management and treatment of dyslipidaemia
- Familial hypercholesterolaemia (FH) Toolkit
- CVD Risk calculators
Our popular leaflets:
Our resource library of fact sheets, leaflets and posters
High Cholesterol/Unhealthy Cholesterol (A3 Double sided poster)
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
D11a South Asian diet and cholesterol - Bengali version
D11b South Asian diet and cholesterol - Hindi version
D11c South Asian diet and cholesterol - Punjabi version
D11d South Asian diet and cholesterol - Urdu version
D12 Afro-Caribbean diet and cholesterol
Ultimate Cholesterol Lowering Plan
- UCLP consumer factsheet
- UCLP - step 1 - let's get motivated
- UCLP food and drink diary
- UCLP - step 2 - building strong foundations
- UCLP fruit and vegetables
- UCLP include more heart healthy fats
- UCLP meal ideas
A Cholesterol and lipoproteins
B Physical activity
C Inherited high Cholesterol (FH and FCH)
D Fibrates - currently being updated
E Calculating cholesterol
F Children and raised cholesterol
H Resins - currently being updated
I Risk Factors for Cardiovascular Disease (CVD)
N Sympathetic insurers
O Statins in pregnancy – a lipid specialist view
P Cholesterol and triglyceride levels conversion
Q Alcohol - currently being updated
R High-density lipoprotein (HDL)
S Lipoprotein (a)