Cardiovascular Disease

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NPN | Cholesterol

Cholesterol is important - it serves an important function for your body, helping to maintain your cell membranes and synthesising vitamins and hormones. But when you have too much of it, you’re at higher risk of heart attacks and strokes. If you’re over the age of twenty, you should have your cholesterol levels tested every five years - and your local pharmacy can help.

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NPN | Blood Pressure

“Cardiovascular disease is the second most common cause of premature death in England, after cancer, affecting seven million people. One in four premature deaths are caused by CVD, and 1.6 million disability adjusted life years can be attributed to it.”

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