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  • European Parliament TFA resolution adopted

  • October 26th 2016
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    The European Heart Network (EHN) congratulates the European Parliament for adopting a Resolution on trans fatty acids (TFAs). EHN supports the European Parliament’s call on the European Commission to establish an EU legal limit on industrial TFAs and that as soon as possible.

    TFAs are a major contributor to cardiovascular diseases, which is the leading cause of death in the EU. For every 2% energy of TFA consumption, the risk of heart attack or death from heart disease is increased by about 25% (more than any other macronutrient compared on a per-calorie basis).

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  • Open letter to Commissioners on chronic diseases

  • July 12th 2016
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    The European Chronic Disease Alliance (ECDA), a coalition of 11 European health organisations, has signed along with several other organisations an open letter to Commissioners Frans Timmermans, Vytenis Andriukaitis and Jyrki Katainen, expressing concerns about the Commission's commitment to act with resolve on chronic diseases.  Please click here to read the letter.

  • Uruguay wins case against Philip Morris

  • July 11th 2016
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    The European Heart Network (EHN) hails the ruling in the case Philip Morris vs Uruguay - the tribunal recognises the right of the Uruguay government to put large pictorial warnings on cigarette packs.

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  • Health Council Conclusions on Reformulation

  • June 17th 2016
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    Today, 17 June 2016, the Health Council adopted Council Conclusions on Food Product Improvement, asking member states to have national plans for food product improvement in place by the end of 2017.

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  • The Mexico Declaration for Circulatory Health

  • June 07th 2016
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    The Mexico Declaration for Circulatory Health, the first ever global declaration on heart health, was made on 5 June 2016 at the WHF World Congress of Cardiology & Cardiovascular Health 2016. The declaration is recognition that, unless health professionals, governments, businesses and the public find a common voice that paves the way for much-needed action now, the number of premature deaths as a result of cardiovascular diseases (CVD) will keep increasing.

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