NATIONAL LIPID DAY
National Lipid Day on May 10th each year brings awareness to Dyslipidemia. Dyslipidemia is an abnormal amount of lipids (e.g. cholesterol and/or fat) in the blood.
In developed countries, most dyslipidemias are hyperlipidemias; that is, an elevation of lipids in the blood. This is often due to diet and lifestyle. Prolonged elevation of insulin levels can also lead to dyslipidemia. Likewise, increased levels of O-GlcNAc transferase (OGT) may cause dyslipidemia. Dyslipidemia and is the major cause of Cardiovascular Disease worldwide.
Preventative measures including health education, emphasis on the role of physical activity, diet, and timely visits to a doctor all aid in living a healthy life.
HOW TO OBSERVE #NationalLipidDay
Reduce your risks by taking a walk and increasing your physical activity every day. Educate yourself and speak with your physician. Maintain routine checkups to stay informed. Add more green, leafy vegetables to your diet, too. Find out more about taking steps to improve your health. Sometimes they’re simpler than you think. Share this by using #NationalLipidDay on social media.
NATIONAL LIPID DAY HISTORY
Kunjan Singh and Sanjay Suri submitted National Lipid Day was submitted on behalf of Zydus Cadila.
The Registrar at National Day Calendar proclaimed the day in April 2015, to be observed on May 10th, annually.
May 10th Celebrated (and Not So Celebrated) History
In Promontory, Utah, the final spikes complete the first continental railroad. Arizona Governor Leland Stanford and Union Pacific Vice-President Thomas Durant drive the final golden and ceremonial spikes linking the Union Pacific and Central Pacific railroads.
The Equal Rights Party nominates Victoria Woodhull as the first woman candidate for president.
The United States observes Mother’s Day for the first time in Grafton, West Virginia.
Betamax, the first video cassette recorder, went on sale in Japan.
May 10th Celebrated (and Not So Celebrated) Birthdays
John Wilkes Booth – 1838
On April 15, 1865, John Wilkes Booth shot President Abraham Lincoln while he was attending a play at Ford’s Theatre. Injured, Booth rode with co-conspirator David Herold to Dr. Samuel Mudd’s home in the early hours of the 15th before crossing into Virginia. Mudd performed surgery on Booth’s fractured leg and allowed both men to stay the night.
John Louis Clarke – 1881
Scarlet fever left John L. Clarke without hearing or vocal cords at the age of two. What the disease took away from Clarke was replaced with an artist’s touch. Clarke was 3/4 Blackfeet Indian and learned to carve and sculpt while attending schools for the deaf. His keenly detailed depictions of wildlife have been displayed in the Oval Office and exhibited around the world.
Fred Astaire – 1899
The legendary dancer, actor, and comedian Fred Astaire combined dazzling choreography with careful planning and lots of rehearsal to wow audiences. Studios often paired Astaire with Ginger Rogers, but he also performed with Rita Hayworth, Judy Garland, and Audrey Hepburn.
Thomas Lipton – 1850
In 1890, the self-made millionaire with a line of grocery stores in the United Kingdom, Sir Tomas Johnstone Lipton, developed his “Direct from tea garden to teapot” concept. By 1893, Lipton brought his product to the World’s Fair in Chicago.
Kay Petre – 1903
The Canadian-born racecar driver raced at Brooklands in the 1930s and broke several records during her career.
Maybelle Addington Carter – 1909
As a member of the Original Carter Family folk music group, Maybelle became respected for her instrumental skills with several instruments, including the autoharp, banjo, and guitar. In Grand Ole Opry circles, Carter was known as Mother Maybelle, and in 1970 the Country Music Hall of Fame elected her to its membership.
Dr. Ellen Ochoa – 1958
In 1993, the American engineer became the first Hispanic woman in space. Ochoa followed her nine-day mission aboard the space shuttle Discovery with three more space missions.