1. Coronary Heart Disease (CHD) is caused when the blood vessels leading to the heart, become narrowed by a build-up of fatty
acids called atheroma.
2. Cholesterol is a fatty substance, which is mainly made in the body by the liver, which converts it from saturated fats
in food. Small amounts are also found in eggs, certain shellfish and offal.
3. Some cholesterol is vital for maintaining the health of the cell walls of the body and to make other chemicals.
4. O.R.A.C. stands for the Oxygen Radical Absorbance Capacity, which is a standardised test that measures the total
antioxidant power of fruit and vegetables, giving the results in O.R.A.C. units per 100 grams.
5. The British Heart Foundation says that 46% of people aged 75 and under, who have died from Coronary Hear Disease
(CHD) have high cholesterol along with 13% who have high blood pressure and 19% who smoke.