About: Cardiovascular disease

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Health 22-10-2015

Health expert: EPODE methodology can reduce health inequities in Europe

In an interview with EURACTIV at the September European Obesity Forum in Brussels, EPODE methodology founder Dr. Jean-Michel Borys stressed the importance of the implication of decision-makers at all levels in childhood obesity prevention.
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Health 22-10-2015

Childhood obesity prevention: coordinated approach gets results

2,1 billion people, or nearly 30% of the world’s population, are either obese or overweight, one in five of them being children. As costs for obesity related diseases (diabetes, cancer, cardiovascular conditions etc.) continue to rise, already representing 1% to 3% of the total health expenditure in most countries, governments and decision-makers should focus their efforts on prevention. 
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Health 05-10-2015

Cholesterol at the Heart of the Family

High cholesterol is not only the result of an unhealthy lifestyle and poor diet.
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Health 28-09-2015

Cardiovascular Disease in Europe

“Cholesterol is a global problem and a very big risk factor for cardiovascular disease. It causes half the heart attacks that happen,” says Jules Payne, Chief Executive at Heart UK.
McGuinness MEP: ‘The high cost of poor cardiovascular health is enormous’
Health 28-07-2015

McGuinness MEP: ‘The high cost of poor cardiovascular health is enormous’

The EU should better coordinate research on cardivascular disease and take action on industrial trans fatty acids, says Mairead McGuinness.
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Health 10-04-2015

McKeown: Early diagnosis of FH is key

"The problem with FH has been that patients with the condition are often not diagnosed till later on in life," said Scott McKeown, Molecular Product Manager at Random Biosciences.
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Health 07-04-2015

Heart UK: FH patient groups need to unite to influence policy

"FH is starting to take off in certain European countries," said Jules Payne, Chief Executive of Heart UK.
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Health 26-03-2015

EU needs Europe-wide cascade testing to tackle FH, says expert

Consultant Chemical Pathologist at Birmingham's Queen Elisabeth Hospital Robert Cramb has stressed the importance of cross-country coordination in Europe to tackle Familial Hypercholesterolemia or FH, one of the commonest cardiovascular hereditable diseases in the world.
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Health 31-12-2014

Cardiovascular Diseases: Cholesterol – What Impact for Europe?

Chronic diseases such as cardiovascular diseases are responsible for 86% of all deaths in Europe, siphoning off 70% to 80% of healthcare budgets – an estimated €700 billion per year. During the 2014 EU Summit on Chronic Diseases, the European Commission identified key actions to tackle those. The initiative was taken in response to a call by the United Nations to reduce Non Communicable Diseases by 25% by 2025. So-called “bad” cholesterol increases the risks of heart diseases and stroke. According to the WHO, globally, a third of ischaemic heart disease is attributable to high cholesterol.
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Health 05-09-2014

Horizon 2020 must target cardiovascular diseases, health expert says

Vice-president of the Spanish Society of Cardiology Dr. Lina Badimón has called for an increase of EU research and investment only targeted to tackle cardiovascular diseases.
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Health 04-09-2014

ESC President calls on EU to reduce health inequality in Europe

The European Union should reduce health gaps between eastern and western countries, according to Professor Panos Vardas, president of the European Society of Cardiology.
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EU must regulate salt and fat content in foods, health expert warns

José Ramón González Juanatey, president of the Spanish Society of Cardiology, has called on the EU to regulate the salt and fat content of foods, “as they clearly promote obesity, diabetes and cardiovascular diseases”. “The EU and also national governments must have the responsibility to regulate”, Juanatey said.