Position Papers and Statements

  • Trans fatty acids and heart disease

  • April 09th 2015
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    EHN has published today a paper on trans fatty acids and heart disease, to inform the debate on how best to eliminate industrially produced TFAs from foodstuffs marketed in the European Union.

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  • WHO Europe Nutrient Profile Model

  • February 25th 2015
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    EHN has published today a statement on the new WHO Europe nutrient profile model, which has been developed in close cooperation with the Member States of WHO Europe.

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  • EHN Statement at the 64th session of the WHO Regional Committee for Europe Copenhagen, 15-18 September 2014

  • September 12th 2014
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    Please click here for the statement by the European Heart Network made at the 64th session of the WHO Regional Committee for Europe, Copenhagen, 15-18 September 2014, on the European Food and Nutrition Action Plan 2015-2020.

  • Evidence on saturated fat and heart disease

  • March 21st 2014
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    A new study, published in Annals of Internal Medicine on 18 March 2014, raises questions about current guidelines which generally restrict the consumption of saturated fats and encourage consumption of polyunsaturated fats to prevent heart disease.

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  • EHN Statement on the hybrid traffic light scheme

  • February 10th 2014
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    EHN is aware that Italy has raised concerns about the UK hybrid traffic light system in several Council constellations, including the Agriculture and Fisheries Council, the Competitiveness Council and the Health and Consumer Affairs Council. EHN has made this statement in response to assertions made by Italy.

  • Tobacco Products Directive

  • April 16th 2013
  • The Tobacco Products Directive (TPD) will help reduce premature death and disease from heart disease and stroke and protect the next generation.

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