The Benecol® story began, in 1989, when professor Ingmar Wester developed plant stanol ester. This enabled the development of high quality food products with added plant stanol ester for effective cholesterol lowering. In 1995, the first Benecol® product with added plant stanol ester was launched in Finland.
Benecol® Ireland now offers a range of tasty foods with added plant stanols, including yogurt drinks, yogurts and spreads. The cholesterol lowering efficacy of plant stanols in Benecol® foods has been proven in over 80 clinical studies. Many international guidelines such as the 2019 ESC/EAS guidelines for the management of dyslipidaemias, recommend the use of plant stanols as part of healthy lifestyle changes.
Simply having 2g of plant stanols daily, with meals, can lower your cholesterol by 10% on average in 2-3 weeks*. For more information on how Benecol® products work, alone or in combination with cholesterol lowering medication, come and chat to us at our exhibitor booth or visit our website: www.benecol.ie/hcp
*Plant stanol ester has been shown to lower cholesterol. High cholesterol is a risk factor in the development of coronary heart disease. A daily intake of 1.5–2.4g plant stanols lowers cholesterol by 7–10% in 2–3 weeks.
Challenge are a leading provider of medical and dental indemnity insurance in Ireland. We provide comprehensive coverage and prompt medico-legal support services at very competitive rates to the private healthcare industry nationwide.
GS1 is a neutral, not-for-profit, member-owned, standards development organisation. We are best known for providing a system of unique numbers, data carriers (e.g. barcodes and radio frequency identification tags) and information sharing standards, relevant to products, relationships, assets, locations, services and processes.We help healthcare and other sectors to make their processes and solutions safer through the use of standardized identification, barcoding and tracking of products, assets, people, locations and more.GS1 Ireland is actively working the HSE, Hospitals, Suppliers and other stakeholders to embed the standards in their systems and processes enabling seamless track and trace from manufacturer to the patient bedside.GS1 standards enable the globally unique identification of every person, every product and every place. With this information we can be sure who did what to whom, when, where, with what and why.This delivers enhanced patient safety, reduced clinical variation and improved operational efficiency.
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The National Maternity Hospital Foundation raises funds for the National Maternity Hospital which provides world class perinatal, neonatal, and maternal care to more than 8,000 patients every year.
Driven by our desire to help babies to arrive, survive and thrive, our focus is on advancing maternal and neonatal care in Ireland. We raise vital funds to invest in research, to provide vital equipment and technology within the hospital, and to support the work of the care teams and support services caring for mothers and tiny babies at the National Maternity Hospital 24 hours a day, 365 days a year.