How can I get the support I need to control my cholesterol?

A number of organizations offer excellent materials on controlling high cholesterol and other heart disease risk factors.

American Academy of Family Physicians

The academy offers consumer-friendly advice from its book Family Health and Medical Guide.


American Cancer Society

1599 Clifton Road NE

Atlanta, GA 30329



ACS provides information and programs about cancer and quitting smoking.

American Diabetes Association

Customer Service

1701 North Beauregard Street

Alexandria, VA 22311

1-800-DIABETES (1-800-342-2383)

The American Diabetes Association provides information about diabetes and the risks associated with it, including the risk for heart disease.

American Dietetic Association


216 West Jackson Boulevard

Chicago, IL 60606-6995

312-899-0040 or 1-800-877-1600

ADA provides information about planning and preparing healthy meals. This organization can also refer you to a registered dietitian in your area.

American Heart Association

National Center

7272 Granville Avenue

Dallas, TX 75231


AHA provides information and programs about all aspects of heart and blood vessel health.

American Lung Association

1740 Broadway

New York, NY 10019

212-315-8700 or 1-800-LUNG-USA (1-800-586-4872)

ALA provides information about lung diseases as well as resources and programs to help you quit smoking.

National Heart, Lung, and Blood Institute

P.O. Box 30105

Bethesda, MD 20824-0105


NOAH: New York Online Access to Health

This is a consortium of library and medical organizations - the City University of New York, the Metropolitan New York Library Council, the New York Academy of Medicine, and the New York Public Library. These groups have combined their efforts to give consumers free access to many of the best consumer-oriented health materials by respected sources.

Weight-control Information Network

1 Win Way

Bethesda, MD 20892-3665

202-828-1025 or 1-877-946-4627

This is a service of the National Institute of Diabetes and Digestive and Kidney Diseases. It offers fact sheets, pamphlets, and other resources about weight control and weight-related conditions.