The majority of cholesterol is made in the body, but some is found in the foods we eat. Regardless of where it comes from, having too much - specifically, too much LDL-C - can increase your risk of cardiovascular disease.1,2
Inherited conditions can be passed on through families and can affect people of any age. It’s estimated that around 600,000 people in the UK are living with a faulty gene that can cause an inherited heart condition. 3
Genetic conditions, like familial hypercholesterolaemia, can determine how much cholesterol is found in your body and high cholesterol can run in certain families.4
Lifestyle factors like diet and exercise can also have an influence on your cholesterol level. Changing to a healthier diet and being more active can have a positive impact on your heart health and could help reduce your cholesterol levels by over 10%. Find out more here.1
Learn about the genetic condition called familial hypercholesterolaemia (FH). FH is an inherited condition where an altered gene(s) causes exceptionally high cholesterol levels in the blood.4
Find more information and frequently asked questions about the condition here.