Like the rest of the general population, a healthy well balanced diet and only drinking alcohol in moderation, is recommended.
Heart UK and the BHF are charities who support those with heart problems and raised cholesterol. They have developed many resources to support you to maintain a healthy well balanced diet. Below are a number of resources that provide helpful information.
|Heart UK||Healthy Living Resources|
|BHF||Reducing your blood cholesterol|
|NHS||Healthy eating guide - The eatwell plate|
|Drinkaware||Health effects of alcohol|
In someone who has or is suspected of having FH, not smoking is particularly important as those who smoke have an increased risk of developing heart problems.
You can access support to stop smoking from the following resources or by visiting your GP.
|Wales||Stop Smoking Wales|
|Scotland||Can Stop Smoking|
|Northern Ireland||Want 2 Stop|
Remaining as active as possible, improves your cholesterol levels, lowers your blood pressure and your weight. All these are risk factors for developing heart disease.
National guidance on activity is available for those trying to improve their fitness: