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*
Friday 18th May
|Sat 19th May||10am-6pm|
|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|
|Fri 22nd June||10am-6pm|
*stores and dates are subject to possible change.