• Review of 'Front of Pack' Nutrition Schemes

  • February 14th 2007
  • The purpose of this review was to gain insights into the extent to which ‘front of pack’ schemes are used, the way in which such schemes might operate; presentational issues (i.e. the format e.g. traffic lights, descriptive words, symbols); the nutritional criteria used; and whether there has been any developmental research or evaluation.

  • STRESS and cardiovascular disease

  • August 28th 2006
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    For several reasons, the concept of stress has played a much more important role in ideas about cardiovascular disease (CVD) among laymen than among experts. On a theoretical level, stress is more difficult for health care practitioners to define and assess than widely accepted coronary risk factors such as physical activity, tobacco smoking, serum cholesterol and blood pressure. It is also believed to be more difficult to deal with from a societal point of view.

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  • Lifting the Smokescreen

  • March 21st 2006
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    Lifting the Smokescreen; 10 reasons for a smoke free Europe. This report was commissioned in October 2004. At the time, Ireland had gone smoke free in March of that year, followed by Norway in June. On the other side of the world, New Zealand was due to follow suit in December 2004 and there were rumours from Italy and Malta that comprehensive smoke free legislation was being enacted and would come into force early in 2005. It seemed to the commissioning organisations that times were changing. Smoke free workplaces were no longer confined to the more liberal US states. Could it be possible that comprehensive smoke free legislation could become a reality, not just in small European countries with a strong background in tobacco control, but across the European Union (EU) itself?

    We decided to find out.  Please find here the full report.

  • Women's Health at Heart

  • March 07th 2006
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    On 7 March 2006, the European Heart Network and the European Society of Cardiology organised a joint conference on Women's Health at Heart.

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  • Lifestyle and Risk of Heart Disease among Children and Adolescents

  • January 16th 2006
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    The increasing prevalence of obesity among children and adolescents has placed the lifestyle of these age groups on the political agenda. An unhealthy lifestyle during childhood and adolescence, in particular unhealthy eating habits and physical inactivity, increases not only the risk of developing obesity but also, along with smoking, the risk of developing chronic diseases later in life.

    Lifestyle and Risk of Heart Disease among Children - A Review

  • Smoke Free Europe

  • June 21st 2005
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    Smoke Free Europe makes economic sense. A report on the economic aspects of smoke free policies.

  • 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 31st 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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