Getting treatment


The most widely used medicine to lower cholesterol is a statin, but there are other medicines available too and some may only be prescribed in a specialist lipid clinic

Stopping smoking and managing high blood pressure are also important in reducing cardiovascular risk

Good evidence shows that improving your blood cholesterol level can reduce your risk of cardiovascular diseases (heart attacks, strokes or angina)

There are many ways to lower cholesterol such as following a healthy lifestyle including eating less saturated fat and eating more cholesterol-busting foods, and being physically more active.