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Cholesterol

18 October 2010

Survey confirms declining SA heart health

The 2010 Flora Test The Nation cholesterol awareness campaign has shown that 57 out of every 100 people tested had a cholesterol number higher than five (5mmol/L).

A year after the first Flora Test The Nation cholesterol awareness campaign, more people than ever are checking their cholesterol levels - and even more are finding out they are at risk.  

Results of the Flora Test The Nation initiative showed that compared with last year’s figure of 45, 57 out of every 100 people tested in 2010 had a cholesterol number higher than five (5mmol/L). A cholesterol reading of 5mmo/L or less is considered the target value for most people, while a reading of over 5mmo/L indicates a raised risk for heart disease and stroke.  

62.6% of women

 

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