“Of 57 million global deaths in 2008, 36 million were due to NCD (Non-communicable diseases) and 17.3 million were due to CVDs. Overall, raised cholesterol estimated to cause 2.6 million deaths.” *
“ Our study suggests that 32.8% of the Chinese general population 35-74 years of age, or 15.5 million people, have borderline high or high total cholesterol (≥ 200mg/dL) whereas 24.8% or 11.7 million people, in the same range have a borderline high, high, or very high level of LDL cholesterol (≥ 130mg/dL)” **
In Malaysia, there are 6.2 million Malaysian have hypercholesterolemia, up from 2.7 million in 2006, for every patient detected with hypercholesterolemia, three remain undiagnosed.
  • * Global Status Report on noncommunicable disease 2010, World Health Organization (WHO); Global Atlas on Cardiovascular disease prevention and control – Published by the World Health Organization in collaboration with the World Heart Federation and the World Stroke Organization
  • **He, et al. Serum Total and Lipoprotein Cholesterol Levels and Awareness, Treatment, and Control of Hypercholesterolemia in China, 2004:405-411