NATIONAL LIPID DAY
National Lipid Day is observed annually on May 10th. The purpose of the day is to bring awareness to Dyslipidemia. Dyslipidemia is an abnormal amount of lipids (e.g. cholesterol and/or fat) in the blood. In developed countries, most dyslipidemias are hyperlipidemias; that is, an elevation of lipids in the blood. This is often due to diet and lifestyle. Prolonged elevation of insulin levels can also lead to dyslipidemia. Likewise, increased levels of O-GlcNAc transferase (OGT) may cause dyslipidemia. Dyslipidemia and is the major cause of Cardio Vascular Disease worldwide. Preventative measures including health education, emphasis on the role of physical activity, diet, and timely visits to a doctor all aid in living a healthy life.
HOW TO OBSERVE
Take a walk, educate yourself on preventative measures and inform others. Share this by using #NationalLipidDay on social media.
National Lipid Day was submitted by Kunjan Singh and Sanjay Suri on behalf of Zydus Cadila and proclaimed by the registrar of National Day Calendar in April 2015.