Find a summary of the different blood fats and how to work out the amounts of LDL in the blood from total and HDL cholesterol and triglycerides.
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An explanation of the different types of carbohydrate, the foods that contain them, and which to eat more and less of for healthy cholesterol.
Cholesterol and triglyceride levels conversion
How to convert cholesterol and triglycerides to and from mmol/L, as used in the UK, to mg/dl as used in Europe and the USA.
Cholesterol and lipoproteins
This factsheet explains how cholesterol is transported around the body in lipoproteins. It explains the different amounts of lipoproteins, and healthy levels in the blood.
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Information on the ezetimibe, a medicine which lowers cholesterol. Find out how it works, who can take it, the research around it and the side effects.
Most foods contain some fat. Here we explain the differences between dietary fats (good and bad fats) and explain how they affect your cholesterol and triglyceride levels.
Facts about FCS
Produced for the FCS Day of Action in Parliament on 5th December 2018, this infographic provides some useful facts and figures on FCS.
Eating fish has consistently been associated with a reduced risk of circulatory disease such as stroke and fatal heart attack.
For good cholesterol levels
All the essential changes you can make to your diet to lower your cholesterol, such as eating enough fruits, vegetables and wholegrains.
An explanation of genetic testing, things to think about before having a genetics test and what the results can mean.
High-density lipoprotein (HDL)
High-density lipoprotein is one of the five major fat
and protein particles (lipoproteins) whose role it is
to enable blood fats (lipids), such as cholesterol
and triglycerides, to be carried through the blood.
Medicines for lowering blood fats
Information on the three main prescriptions for lowering cholesterol – statins, ezetimibe and PCSK9 inhibitors.
The levels of cholesterol, and triglycerides, naturally increase during pregnancy. Learn more in this factsheet.
Risk factors for coronary heart disease
Learn what raises the risk of heart disease and what you can do to lower it.
South Asian diet and cholesterol
People from a South Asian background have a higher risk of developing heart disease and some traditional foods can play a part. Get advice on lowering your risk.
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Feeling stressed over a long time can have an effect on your health and wellbeing. Can stress cause high cholesterol? This factsheet explains more and includes suggestions for improving your wellbeing.