Free cholesterol testing with Benecol®

 

Heart disease, or cardiovascular disease (CVD), is the most common cause of death in Ireland, accounting for 36% of all deaths and 22% of deaths in those aged under 65. One of the best ways to reduce your risk of CVD is to keep cholesterol level in your blood at a healthy level. Having raised cholesterol levels will rarely produce any symptoms but will significantly increase your risk of developing CVD. Only a blood test will tell you if your cholesterol levels are raised.

Cholesterol Testing while you shop!

Benecol® will be in supermarkets across Dublin over the next two months, providing free cholesterol tests in store, with results within 5 minutes. The cholesterol test involves taking a small sample of blood (about one large drop) from the finger tip. The small amount of blood is put on a strip then inserted into the machine which measures the cholesterol level. Our trained service provider will let you know your cholesterol test level and tell you what, if any, further action should be taken.

By taking other risk factors into account (such as age, family history, smoking history etc), we will also be able to tell your overall risk of developing CVD and give you dietary and other advice on lowering your risk.

 

Book your place

You can simply visit our cholesterol testing locations on the below dates to take part, or book a place by calling 0864163545 between 10am and 4pm.

 

Locations and Dates 2018*

Location

Date

Time

SuperValu Deansgrange

Friday 18th May   

10am-6pm  

SuperValu Sundrive

Sat 19th May 10am-6pm

SuperValu Lucan

Friday 8th June 10am-6pm

Tesco Maynooth Extra

Sat 9th June    10am-6pm

Tesco Clearwater Extra

Thurs 14th June  10am-6pm

Tesco Dundalk Extra

Fri 15th June   10am-6pm

Tesco Naas Extra

Thurs 21st June   10am-6pm

Tesco Dundrum 

Fri 22nd June  10am-6pm

*stores and dates are subject to possible change.