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Sep 29, 2012 at 10:31pm IST

Fortis Healthcare enters Gunniess World Records for maximum cholesterol tests in a day

New Delhi: Fortis Healthcare on Saturday entered into the Guinness book of world records by organising a massive programme to check coronary disease in the NCR region on World Heart Day.

The awareness campaign, as part of its Corporate Social Responsibility, generated an overwhelming response, with 14,161 free cholesterol tests conducted on adults at all Fortis facilities and select SRL Labs in the NCR region covering Delhi, Gurgaon, Noida and Faridabad.

Deranged cholesterol is one of the major causes of heart disease and it is essential to monitor cholesterol levels on a regular basis so that onset of heart disease can be prevented or controlled at an early stage, thus reducing the risk of a fatal heart condition or associated ailments.

Fortis Healthcare enters Gunniess World Records

Forits Healthcare created a record for conducting maximum cholesterol tests in a day.

Ashok Seth, Chairman, Cardiac Sciences, Fortis Escort Heart Institute said, "High cholesterol runs in families and to create awareness, early detection of high cholesterol is critical."

Guinness World Records Representative, Nikhil Shukla, present on the occasion, announced Fortis Healthcare's Guinness book achievement of setting 'Most Blood Cholesterol Readings in 24 Hours' record'.