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HEART UK - The Cholesterol Charity - is the only charity in the UK dedicated to supporting people with raised cholesterol and other blood fat conditions and also supporting the healthcare professionals treating these conditions. We aim to prevent avoidable and early deaths caused by high cholesterol and cardiovascular disease. We're committed to raising awareness about the risks of high cholesterol, lobbying for better detection of those at risk and supporting health professional training.
The truth is that cholesterol is a silent killer. It is one of the greatest modifiable risk factors for heart disease, which kills more people in the UK than any other condition. Over half of all adults in England have raised blood cholesterol; an estimated 120,000 have an inherited condition called Familial hypercholesterolaemia (often shorted to FH) which can lead to death as early as 20s. 30s and 40s and in more complicated cases the teenage years. Sadly of the 120,000 we predict have this condition in the UK, only 15% have been identified.
Charity registration 1003904