Coping with Cholesterol is a website that has been developed from the therapeutic lifestyle change program used by the Lipid Clinic at the University of Ottawa Heart Institute. The website contains information and useful tools that will help you to improve your eating habits, achieve – and maintain –a healthy body weight, and enjoy regular physical activities as part of your daily life. You will learn about the lifestyle changes that you need to make in order to improve your cholesterol and triglyceride levels and there-by reduce your risk of heart disease and stroke.
In addition, you will find valuable information and explanations about the effects of blood cholesterol and other blood lipids on your overall health, as well as the dangers of a blood cholesterol level that is too high. This site also contains information about the medications that are commonly prescribed to control levels of cholesterol and other lipids in the blood.