The purpose of National Lipid Day is to bring awareness to dyslipidaemia. Dyslipidaemia is a condition categorized by an abnormal amount of lipids (e.g. cholesterol and/or fat) in the blood. In developed countries, it’s more common to have an elevation of lipids in the blood (hyperlipidaemia). This is often caused by diet and lifestyle.
Dyslipidaemia is the major cause of cardiovascular disease. Unfortunately, much like high blood pressure, people who have high cholesterol (other names are hypercholesterolaemia, hyperlipidaemia, dyslipidaemia) do not usually have any symptoms. This makes it hard to catch initially.
When Is National Lipid Day?
National Lipid Day is observed every year on May 10th.
History Of National Lipid Day
Kunjan Singh and Sanjay Suri submitted National Lipid Day on behalf of Zydus Cadila.
The Registrar at National Day Calendar proclaimed the day in April 2015, to be observed on May 10th, annually.