12% of all deaths in Australia can be directly related to high cholesterol2. Health experts estimate if we all lowered our 'bad' LDL cholesterol by just 10% through dietary changes, thousands of Australian lives could be saved each year1. So take charge of your cholesterol!
The National Cholesterol Education Program of Australia aims to help Australians lower their cholesterol levels by providing up to date recommendations on diet and lifestyle with suggestions that are easy to follow and very effective. Lowering your cholesterol by making a few simple changes to your diet and lifestyle can significantly cut your risk of heart disease and promotes good health.
1 Huxley RR et.al. How many Australian deaths from heart disease and stroke could be avoided by a small reduction in population cholesterol levels? 2008 (Research commissioned by Unilever Australasia, submitted for publication).
2 National Heart Foundation of Australia (Report by Vos T and Begg S, Centre for Burden of Disease and Cost effectiveness, University of Queensland School of Population Health). The burden of cardiovascular disease in Australia for the year 2003. 2006.