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NATIONAL LIPID DAY – May 10

NATIONAL LIPID DAY – May 10

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.

Unite Against Dyslipidemia

Unite Against Dyslipidemia

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.

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