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

May 29th 2002


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.