YOUNG50 #Stay Healthy - Cardiovascular Risk Prevention

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Cardiovascular diseases are the leading cause of mortality in the European Union, causing more than 1.8 million deaths per year, as well as a great loss of potential years of life. Prevention plays a key role in reducing mortality linked to cardiovascular diseases. The risk factors that most expose people…

The YOUNG50 project on the Best Practice Portal of the European Commission

The European YOUNG50 project has been included in the Best Practice Portal of the DG for Health and food Safety, under the section “practices being transferred”.The Best Practice Portal is designed to help to find reliable and practical information on implemented practices recognized as the best in the area of…

Cardiovascular diseases as one of the major NCD burden: WHO/Europe forms NCD Advisory Council to inspire and reform prevention and management of NCDs

In response to the growing evidence that the combination of COVID-19 and noncommunicable diseases (NCDs) leads to more serious disease outcomes, including death, the WHO Regional Director for Europe has introduced an initiative to dramatically accelerate the response to NCDs and their risk factors across the WHO European Region. The…

Online the third newsletter of the YOUNG50 Project

The European YOUNG50 – #Stay Healthy – Cardiovascular Risk Prevention project has published its third newsletter!The newsletter includes a presentation of publications, Blueprints and Position papers published in the last few months by the European Society of Cardiology and the European Heart Network, and offers an overview of health promotion…

It’s time to launch the YOUNG50 Prevention Pilot Program in Romania

The Romanian partner NGO Aer Pur Romania, with the support of Iuliu Hatieganu University of Medicine and Pharmacy from Cluj-NApoca, and Public Health Directorate of Cluj county, is about to launch the YOUNG50 Cardiovascular Screening Program in Cluj-NApoca. The program consists of screening visits, evaluation by health professional, counselling and…

#Worldheartday: Tobacco is responsible for 20% of deaths from coronary heart disease

The most important behavioural risk factors of heart disease and stroke are unhealthy diet, physical inactivity, tobacco use and harmful use of alcohol. The effects of behavioural risk factors may show up in individuals as raised blood pressure, raised blood glucose, raised blood lipids, and overweight and obesity. These “intermediate…

Health promotion interventions to counter modifiable risk factors and identify non-communicable conditions to safeguarding public health

Cardiovascular diseases (CVD) are among the leading causes of morbidity, disability and mortality in Italy. They are largely preventable since, alongside non-controllable risk factors, as age, sex and family history, several risk factors for CVD associated with unhealthy lifestyles can instead be modified, namely smoking, alcohol intake, poor diet and…
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