Malaysians can get free cholesterol checks throughout September, in conjunction with World Heart Month
Kuala Lumpur, 22 August 2022 – NESTLÉ OMEGA PLUS continues to champion heart health awareness through partnerships with AEON Group. In conjunction with World Heart Month, Malaysians can walk into selected AEON outlets to get their cholesterol checked for free.
Heart disease is one of the leading causes of death in Malaysia with high cholesterol being a major risk factor. Statistics in Malaysia show that 8 million or 40% of adults have high cholesterol. However, not many are aware of the dangers of high cholesterol due to a lack of awareness.
Kam Yi Ling, Brand Executive, Milks Business Unit, Nestlé (Malaysia) said, “As a part of our community outreach, we have been offering cholesterol checks to the community over the past decade. This World Heart Month, we are pleased to be able to resume this effort after putting it on hold during the COVID-19 pandemic. We are thrilled to be able to partner with AEON Group this year to bring awareness on this important initiative to our community,”
“To motivate Malaysians on their journey to improve their heart health, NESTLÉ OMEGA PLUS has a range of products that have been developed as a great and tasty way to help lower cholesterol levels. Two glasses a day of NESTLÉ OMEGA PLUS contains ActiCol®, 1.2g of plant sterols that are proven to help lower cholesterol levels together with a balanced diet and an active lifestyle. The newly launched NESTLÉ OMEGA PLUS Dark Choc in powder format made with the goodness of milk and delicious cocoa encourages Malaysians to manage their cholesterol levels with the tasty dark chocolate flavour,” she added.
Mr. Wan Zia’uddin Haizam Harun, the head of Grocery, Non-Food & Health Beauty Care AEON Group, said, “We are happy to partner with NESTLÉ OMEGA PLUS to be a part of the mission to bring awareness of heart health to Malaysians and our loyal shoppers. We hope that through this cholesterol screening initiative, many more Malaysians will take better care of their health and take proactive action to minimise the risk of developing heart disease.”
NESTLÉ OMEGA PLUS has been a strong advocate for heart health awareness in Malaysia for over 20 years. In conjunction with World Heart Month in September, Nestle Omega Plus is championing heart health by raising awareness on heart health and the factors affecting it, including high cholesterol. This year, NESTLÉ OMEGA PLUS’ month-long Walk A Million Miles event returns to further encourage Malaysians to take care of their heart and manage their cholesterol levels. NESTLÉ OMEGA PLUS will also be pledging RM100,000 to long-standing partners Yayasan Jantung Malaysia (YJM) and Institut Jantung Negara Foundation (IJNF) in support of heart patients in Malaysia upon the achievement of one million miles collectively for Walk A Million Miles 2022.
For more information on the scheduled cholesterol screenings at AEON, visit (https://www.facebook.com/NestleOmegaPlus/posts/AEONRoadshowSchedule).