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Healthy living: resources
Whilst you want to lower your cholesterol, it’s not always simple to change your diet and lifestyle. Our resources 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
- undersatnding Statins and 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 webpage on What is FH. You can also download our expert guide “Inherited Heart Conditions – Familial Hypercholesterolaemia” an essential read for those worried 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 dieticians.
This is also the contact for ordering Individual copies of leaflets and factsheets, by emailing or by writing to us. For Health Professionals, bulk orders can be requested using our literature order from.
Why not opt to recieve 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 Guidelineson the diagnosis, management and treatment of dyslipidaemia
- Familial hypercholesterolaemia (FH) Toolkit
- CVD Risk calculators
Our Resource Library of Factsheets
Click on a link to to print of downloadable the PDF
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 lunchboxes
D09 Eating for a healthy heart - vegetarians
D10 Mediterranean diet
D11 South Asian diet and cholesterol
D12 Afro-Caribbean diet and cholesterol
Ultimate Cholesterol Lowering Plan
A Cholesterol and lipoproteins
B Physical activity
C Inherited high Cholesterol (FH and FCH)
E Calculating cholesterol
F Children and raised cholesterol
I Risk factors for coronary heart disease (CHD)
J Statins - all the same?
N Sympathetic insurers
O Statins in pregnancy – a lipid specialist view
P Cholesterol and triglyceride levels conversion
R High-density lipoprotein (HDL)