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National Lipid Day
Wednesday, May 10, 2023, 8:00 AM CST
Category: Nutrition & Dietetics Related Events

National Lipid Day

Every year National Lipid Day is observed on May 10 across the world for people suffering from dyslipidemia. It is a rare condition in which an abnormal increase in the number of lipids like cholesterol or fat in the blood occurs. People from all walks of life can help in working towards creating awareness about dyslipidemia. You can partake by volunteering for events and letting people know about the dos and don’ts of the disease. It is more prevalent in Asian Indians as compared to white Caucasians in the U.S.


What causes dyslipidemia?

Genetic factors cause primary dyslipidemia and it is inherited. Secondary dyslipidemia is caused by lifestyle factors or medical conditions that interfere with blood lipid levels over time.

Is dyslipidemia the same as high cholesterol?

Dyslipidemia is more than just bad cholesterol. It’s also an excess of triglycerides — components of fats and oils — in your blood.

Can dyslipidemia be cured?

With the help of statins or fibrates and a healthy lifestyle, you can usually manage dyslipidemia. The key is to keep taking medications if they’re effective and you aren’t experiencing any side effects. Sometimes people reach their cholesterol targets and stop taking their statins.