Julian supports HEART UK’s campaign for Better Heart Health
February 5, 2015
Julian is supporting HEART UK in its aim of ensuring that cardiovascular disease remains a key priority for the Government.
Despite progress being made, cardiovascular disease over the past 20 years is still the greatest health risk in the UK, with around 175,000 heart attacks every single year.
Julian attended the official launch of the charity’s one off cholesterol testing event in Parliament, highlighting HEART UK’s mission for the majority of adults to know and understand their cholesterol levels in order to take the necessary action to stay healthy.
Speaking after the event, Julian said: “I wholeheartedly endorse HEART UK’s ambition to ensure that everyone knows their cholesterol levels. It is important that the Government also does all it can to ensure that patients at risk of cardiovascular disease are cared for in the best possible way.
“Cholesterol testing is simple, quick and painless and I would encourage everyone to get themselves tested. I will continue to work closely with our local NHS to ensure that heart disease treatment remains well-coordinated throughout York.”