Here is a quick mnemonic/memory aid “MUNCH FRIES“ to remember about the Risk Factors For Hyperlipidemia
M – Metabolic Syndrome: Individuals with metabolic syndrome are at higher risk for hyperlipidemia.
U – Unhealthy Diet: A diet high in saturated fats and cholesterol can increase the risk of hyperlipidemia.
N – Non-Alcoholic Fatty Liver Disease (NAFLD): NAFLD is associated with hyperlipidemia.
C – Chronic Kidney Disease (CKD): People with CKD are prone to hyperlipidemia.
H – Hypothyroidism: An underactive thyroid can lead to hyperlipidemia.
F – Family History: A family history of hyperlipidemia increases the risk.
R – Reduced Physical Activity: Lack of exercise can contribute to hyperlipidemia.
I – Insulin Resistance: Insulin resistance is linked to elevated lipid levels.
E – Ethnicity (Certain Populations): Some ethnic groups have a higher predisposition to hyperlipidemia.
S – Smoking: Smoking is a risk factor for hyperlipidemia.