|Welcome to Oman Society of Lipid and Atherosclerosis
Atherosclerosis is a vascular disease arising from an abnormal thickening and hardening of the arteries. It is caused by the deposit of cholesterol and other fatty substances on the inner lining of blood vessels, especially those in the heart. Due to changes in dietary habits and lifestyle in Oman, the prevalence rates of atherosclerosis-associated diseases are in increasing trend. The mission of Oman Society of Lipid and Atherosclerosis (OSLA) is to advocate for quality patient care concerning lipid disorders and atherosclerosis – through education, research promotion, development and application of standards and guidelines –
and to influence national health care policy.