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Hyperlipidemia: Diet, Education, and Health Promotion for the Somali Refugee Population
Conversations with providers in Seattle revealed a high incidence of elevated cholesterol among their Somali patients. This article provides information related to Somali culture and hyperlipidemia including topics like epidemiology/observations; translation or language equivalents; dietary practices and food preparation; along with tools & suggestions for providers, and patient education resources available in the Somali Language.