National Cholesterol Month

Motion Number: S4M-11167

That the Parliament recognises October as National Cholesterol Month; notes that it is organised by Heart UK and is dedicated to dealing with concerns about high cholesterol levels; appreciates Heart UK’s work in raising awareness of the risks associated with this, which, it considers, are often misunderstood; understands that high cholesterol is a cause of cardiovascular disease, which, according to Heart Research Institute UK, is the leading cause of death in Scotland and accounts for approximately 1/3 of deaths across the country, and notes the British Heart Foundation’s study suggesting that high cholesterol levels are a prevalent problem among the population of Scotland.