October brings together HEART UK’s National Cholesterol Month & World Menopause Month, thus HEART UK and Alpro have joined forces to help highlight the increased prevalence of hypercholesterolaemia during the menopause and the consequent and significant increased risk of cardiovascular disease especially heart disease.
Although many menopausal women often seek solutions for their significantly troubling vasomotor symptoms, mental and bone health, few are aware of their increased risk of heart disease. More than 8.3million (>57%) women aged 45-64 years have elevated cholesterol levels, one of the main modifiable risk factors for cardiovascular disease.1 In fact, cardiovascular disease remains the leading cause of mortality for postmenopausal women.2
HEART UK UCLP© has launched a new webpage dedicated to menopausal women highlighting the importance of prioritising heart health during this important life stage for over 15 million women. It provides practical information and real-life case studies on how the Ultimate Cholesterol Lowering Plan© (UCLP©) can be tailored and easily adopted by menopausal women not only to help tackle their high cholesterol levels but also provide solutions to other menopausal symptoms.
• New interactive consumer information booklet ‘Guide to Eating Well During the Menopause’
• 8 New UCLP© recipes
• Real-life stories of two menopausal women who decided to trial the UCLP© and have never looked back
- BHF Heart statistics. Heart & Circulatory Disease Statistics 2021. Chapter 5 - Risk Factors (Excel). Available at: https://www.bhf.org.uk/what-we-do/our-research/heart-statistics/heart-statistics-publications/cardiovascular-disease-statistics-2021
- Newson L. Menopause and cardiovascular disease. Post Reprod Health 2018;24(1):44-49. doi: 10.1177/2053369117749675
A free 60 minute MyNutriWeb Webinar for all health professions
Coinciding with HEART UK’s National Cholesterol Month and World Menopause Month this webinar focuses on the heightened risk of elevated cholesterol and heart disease during the menopause and why it’s important for us to bring this topic higher up on the agenda. Dr Laura Wyness & Lynne Garton, dietetic advisor to HEART UK, will explore this issue and how lifestyle and dietary improvements such as the highly flexible Ultimate Cholesterol Lowering Plan© can bring about significant heart health benefits, whilst potentially providing relief for the more immediate and evident symptoms such as hot flushes, mood swings and brain fog.