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National Cholesterol Education Month

You can contact the following associations, Government agencies, and clearinghouses for additional information and materials about cholesterol and cholesterol lowering.

NHLBI Information Center
P.O. Box 30105
Bethesda, MD 20824-0105
Phone: (301) 592-8573
Fax: (301) 592-8563
www.nhlbi.nih.gov

Agency for Healthcare Research and Quality Publications Clearinghouse
P.O. Box 8547
Silver Spring, MD 20907-8547
Phone: (301) 594-1364 (General Info.)
Toll-free: (800) 358-9295 (Publication Requests)
Instant Fax: (301) 594-2000
www.ahrq.gov

American Dietetic Association
216 West Jackson Boulevard, Suite 800
Chicago, IL 60606-6995
Phone: (800) 366-1655 (Consumer Nutrition Hotline)
Toll-free: (800) 745-0775 (Publications Service)
E-mail: info@eatright.org
www.eatright.org

American Heart Association
National Center
7272 Greenville Avenue
Dallas, TX 75231
Toll-free: (800) AHA-USA1
www.americanheart.org

Food and Drug Administration
Office of Consumer Affairs
5600 Fishers Lane, HFE-88
Rockville, MD 20857
Phone: (888) 463-6332
Toll-free: (888) INFO-FDA
Fax: (301) 443-9057
www.fda.gov

National Women's Health Information Center
Phone: (800) 994-9662
Toll-free: (888) 220-5446
Fax: (301) 443-9057
www.4woman.gov

Health-related Internet sites with cholesterol information:

National Cholesterol Education Program
Interactive Site: Live Healthier, Live Longer

www.nhlbi.nih.gov/chd/
National Heart, Lung, and Blood Institute
Public Homepage
www.nhlbi.nih.gov
Healthfinder www.healthfinder.gov

Local sources of cholesterol information and materials:

Good local sources include State and county or city health departments; area hospitals and managed care organizations; local chapters of professional organizations representing physicians, nurses, dietitians, pharmacists, and other health professionals; libraries; grocery stores; and universities, to name just a few.


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