National Cholesterol Month

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This year it will focus on raising awareness of developing healthy habits as part of Heart UK's 'Great Cholesterol Challenge'.

So what is cholesterol?

For those that don't know, it's a waxy substance that clogs the arteries and cause them to narrow. This forces the heart to work extra hard and if the arteries become completely blocked, this can result in a heart attack.

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Why don't you join up to one of the many challenges to help HEART UK raise vital funds.

HEART UK are spreading the word to let as many people as possible know about the dangers of inherited high cholesterol (IHC). Their aim is to save lives and "keep young hearts running".

So ... it's all about raising awareness because once IHC is diagnosed it is fairly easy to treat with a healthy diet, plenty of exercise and medication. However, lifestyle changes — including a healthy diet and more exercise are something that we should all aspire to!

For more information on cholesterol, go to the National Cholesterol Month website.

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