Learn your lipids

The National Lipid Association created to be a resource both for patients diagnosed with lipid disorders and for the physicians who treat them. This website contains a wide range of educational materials such as tips for healthy living, questions you can ask your doctor, and a variety of other resources.

Find a Lipid Specialist

You can conveniently search for a lipid specialist near you.

Donate to the Foundation

Support the Foundation of the National Lipid Association and the important work we are doing in the field of lipidology by making a donation.

Patient organizations

American Diabetes Association
The American Diabetes Association is leading the fight against the deadly consequences of diabetes and fighting for those affected by diabetes. The Association funds research to prevent, cure and manage diabetes; delivers services to hundreds of communities; provides objective and credible information; and gives voice to those denied their rights because of diabetes. Founded in 1940, our mission is to prevent and cure diabetes and to improve the lives of all people affected by diabetes. For more information please call the American Diabetes Association at 1-800-DIABETES (1-800-342-2383) or visit

CardioSmart is a patient education site of the American College of Cardiology. Our mission is to engage, inform, and empower patients to better prepare them for participation in their own care. We are committed to providing visitors to our site with accurate, un-biased information in an advertising-free environment. We hope you enjoy visiting our site and find it a useful extension of your relationship with your cardiologist.

Familial Hypercholesterolemia - Inherited High Cholesterol Project
MEDPED stands for Make Early Diagnosis to Prevent Early Deaths. It is a research project and a nonprofit organization funded to register and help treat people with inherited cholesterol disorders, such as Familial Hypercholesterolemia (FH). The goal is to find persons with FH that are either undiagnosed or inadequately treated and help treat them by following the guidelines set by the National Cholesterol Education Guidelines (NCEP), making a proper diagnosis and finding the right treatment.

National Heart, Lung, and Blood Institute
The National Heart, Lung, and Blood Institute (NHLBI) provides leadership for a national program in diseases of the heart, blood vessels, lung, and blood; blood resources; and sleep disorders. Since October 1997, the NHLBI has also had administrative responsibility for the NIH Woman's Health Initiative.