Specialist expertise: Hypertension, Breathlessness, Cardiovascular CT Scans, Cardiac CT, Cardiac Imaging, Cardiology.
In the UK, as in other Western nations, large numbers of people have extremely high cholesterol levels. This is one of the main reasons for the very high levels of heart attacks, strokes and other cardiovascular problems that we have in our society. The average cholesterol level in the UK is about 5mmol/l, compared with under 2mmol/l in societies in which westernised lifestyles are not the norm. In the UK, therefore, the average person has about two and a half times as much fat in his or her blood vessels. It is not surprising that our arteries get clogged up with fat.