Cholesterol

Statins

Statins are a group of medicines that can help lower the level of low-density lipoprotein (LDL) cholesterol in the blood.

LDL cholesterol is often referred to as “bad cholesterol”, and statins┬áreduce the production of it inside the liver.

Please click on this link to the NHS website which will provide information regarding statins, why these may be prescribed and further information.

Heart UK and the Academic Health Sciences Networks (AHSN). are working with NHS England, supporting primary care in the prevention and management of cardiovascular disease through its national Lipid Management and Familial Hypercholesterolaemia (FH) programme of work.

There are a series of new animations and leaflets to highlight the importance of managing cholesterol, and the steps that can be taken if cholesterol levels are high.

Please find detailed below examples of booklets available, please click on the link for further information including Healthy Eating Guides, Blood Fats explained and Staying Active – Heart UK

Please follow the link to download the booklet
Please follow the link to download the booklet

Patient information videos regarding cholesterol, statins and you by Heart UK

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