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National Cholesterol Month October 2020

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High cholesterol is a risk factor in the development of coronary heart disease, so it’s important to know your level so that you can take action to improve or maintain your cholesterol level and look after your heart.


Some of the main causes of high cholesterol include a diet high in saturated fat, excessive alcohol consumption, lack of physical activity and smoking. 

To find out more about managing your cholesterol visit the British Heart Foundation here

High cholesterol may not present any notifiable symptoms because you can’t feel it – so the only way of finding out your cholesterol level is to have a blood test. 

Heart health is an important topic for the Irish community in Britain as there are higher than average rates of mortality from cardiovascular disease in some groups. 

As part of our Green Hearts campaign to promote heath health awareness in the community, Irish in Britain has launched a CPD accredited online awareness course. 

The course has been designed to equip learners with the knowledge and skills to implement heart–healthy lifestyle habits to reduce the risk of heart disease and hypertension and is ideal for all member organisations’ staff, volunteers and service users.

To find out more about the course, get in touch with Marie at health@irishinbritain.org