UCLP©

The Ultimate Cholesterol Lowering Plan© is a revolutionary and practical approach to cholesterol lowering. It combines the latest scientific evidence for dietary modifications to actively lower cholesterol and integral to its application utilizes motivational interviewing to tackle compliance issues – the common stumbling block to the success of lifestyle therapies.

  • Highly flexible. Each of the individual components of the plan – low saturated fat – soya – sterols/stanols – nuts – soluble fibre - are scientifically proven to lower cholesterol levels, whilst any combination of the various elements will result in an cumulative cholesterol-lowering effect. This allows for a tailor made diet to suit all motivational levels.
  • At its core is the use of behaviour strategy – Motivation Interviewing – to optimize the patient’s adoption of a healthier lifestyle for the long-term9.The UCLP brings about clinically significant cholesterol-lowering results for all from 5% reductions for the least motivated taking on board one component of the diet, up to 35% reductions for the most highly motivated patients taking on board all the elements of the UCLP.
  • The UCLP brings about clinically significant cholesterol-lowering results for all from 5% reductions for the least motivated taking on board one component of the diet, up to 35% reductions for the most highly motivated patients taking on board all the elements of the UCLP.
For the UCLP teaching tool and flipchart click here
Launched in September 2012 by HEART UK, the UCLP© online course is a must for health professionals’ continuing professional development. The course will take you step-by-step through the UCLP© process. Each module covers the scientific evidence and, more importantly, how these learnings translate into daily practice for when advising your patient. The course is made up of five modules (approximately 5 hours of learning) each followed by a series of questions:
  • Module 1 – Cholesterol & heart disease: the latest prevalence and heart health statistics, cholesterol metabolism basics and dyslipidaemias and their risk factors.
  • Module 2 – The UCLP© Step 1 – motivational interviewing.
  • Module 3 – The UCLP© Step 2 - Getting the foundations right – the current consensus on a heart healthy diet and how best to influence your patient to adopt.
  • Module 4 – UCLP© STEP 3 - The cholesterol busting foods: soya foods, foods fortified with stanols/sterols, nuts and beta glucan foods. The course will provide you with a multitude of food options you can offer your patient. Module 5 – UK Guidelines for heart health and the latest on lipid-lowering drugs. To register for this course click here now.
The teaching tool presents the UCLP© in a step-by-step manner and has been specifically designed to be used during your patient consultations:
  • A desktop flip chart helps you take the patient step-by-step through the UCLP© process. The chart provides you with the detail and any relevant scientific references, whilst the patient views simple images and food portion photographs. The steps include an ultimate step-by-step guide to applying motivational interviewing, cholesterol basics as well as the UCLP© key food components – soya, sterols/stanols, soluble fibre and nuts.
  • The UCLP© take-home patient information sheet.  This provides the patient with a summary of the UCLP© learnings as well as a food, drink and mood diary. The information sheet allows the health professional and patient to record the agreed next steps the patient will take, their aims and aspirations and record baseline cholesterol, weight and waist-circumference measurements.
  • The UCLP© consumer leaflet – a practical, A5 16-page, full-colour leaflet. This visually appealing, step by step UCLP© guide for the patient, provides more detail of the dietary changes that make up the UCLP© and also provides some suggested menu options for the patient to try.
Download the flip chart, consumer leaflet and patient information sheet in Resources now!

To order your FREE FULL UCLP© teaching resource email your name, profession and FULL POSTAL DETAILS to info@nutrilicious.co.uk OR Contact the Alpro Customer careline on : UK 0800 0 188180 ROI 1800992 878
An authoritative report written by leading experts and in collaboration with HEART UK, investigates the current UK heart health status and how adoption of the UCLP at national level can help to save lives and help reduce the current £3.3billion NHS burden. The chapters include current dietary and drug therapies for cholesterol lowering, current statistics for prevalence and cost to the nation of hypercholesterolaemia, heart disease, the scientific basis for the UCLP as well as an economic model demonstrating the health and financial impact of adopting the UCLP at national level.
To find the report in resources, click here