Publications

  • A healthy heart for European women

  • March 16th 2005
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    There is a widespread misconception that heart disease is mostly a male disease. Cardiovascular diseases (CVD) are the main cause of death in both men and women in Europe, causing more deaths than all cancers combined. CVD accounts for 46% of all deaths in women, as compared to 39% of all deaths in men in the EU.

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  • Food, Nutrition and Cardiovascular Disease Prevention in the European Region: Challenges for the New Millennium

  • May 30th 2002
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    The European region, including Central and Eastern Europe, is facing a huge forthcoming burden from cardiovascular diseases. The demographic effect of an ageing population in the West and the deteriorating health and economic situation in the East mean that the European region will be confronted with a large increase in the number of people with CVD in the years to come. Concerted action to prevent CVD is needed. This document provides an up-to-date synopsis of the current consensus of scientific thinking on diet and the prevention of CVD and examines next steps. Below you will find the full report and an executive summary of the report.

  • Children and Young People - the Importance of Physical Activity

  • December 30th 2001
  • Many of the serious diseases of adult life have their origins in a younger age. One of them is obesity, a symptom of an imbalance between caloric intake as food and calories expended through physical activity. This is a strong rationale for encouraging the development of healthy habits among young people.

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  • Physical Activity and Cardiovascular Disease Prevention in the European Union

  • December 30th 1999
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    Raising physical activity levels amongst the general population has been described as 'today's best buy in public health.' A more active lifestyle, even one with low intensity or short-burst types of activity, lowers CVD risks. EHN recommends, among other things, developing an EU policy that enhances physical activity, linked to policies in other relevant areas.

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