Ever since he took office, Agriculture Commissioner Phil Hogan has promoted the interests of the livestock sector while ignoring health warnings and environmental concerns over meat consumption, writes Olga Kikou.
SPECIAL REPORT / The European Commission will consider indoor climate rules in its forthcoming legislation on Energy Union, the Commission Vice-President in charge of the strategy yesterday (20 April) revealed.
Finland is the most heavily regulated country in Europe when it comes to alcohol, food and drinks, e-cigarettes and tobacco laws, followed by Sweden, the UK and Ireland, according to a new Nanny State Index published on Tuesday (5 April).
SPECIAL REPORT / SPECIAL REPORT / Europe’s leading cardiologists have advised policymakers to look into unexpected areas such as e-cigarettes and personalised medicine in their efforts to prevent cardiovascular diseases.
SPECIAL REPORT / SPECIAL REPORT / Although cardiovascular diseases are still the number one killer in the world, they do not receive enough attention from policymakers due to many misconceptions, says Johanna Ralston.
High temperatures, heat waves and extreme temperature fluctuations pose an ever-increasing threat to the global population, with a recent study by the German Weather Service indicating higher health risks. EurActiv Germany reports.
French doctors prescribe more patented statins than their European counterparts. The country’s health service spends €1.2 billion on statins every year, double the budget of some European countries. EurActiv France reports.
Europe will face an obesity crisis of vast proportions by 2030, according to new World Health Organization projections, with many countries likely to see far more than half of adults above the healthy weight limit.
What is FH?
FH is an inherited condition associated with high “bad” cholesterol (low-density lipoprotein-cholesterol or LDL-C) and may predispose a person to premature cardiovascular disease (CVD). People with FH are unable to process the body’s natural supply of cholesterol, leading to very high levels of “bad” cholesterol that can block arteries and lead to a heart attack or stroke.
A recent report by the French Directorate for Research, Studies and the Evaluation of Statistics (DREES) has placed France ahead of its EU partners in terms of cardiovascular health, despite a relatively high rate of smoking among young people. EurActiv France reports.