YOUNG50 #Stay Healthy - Cardiovascular Risk Prevention

Launch of the European Alliance for Cardiovascular Health

European organisations join forces to put a spotlight on cardiovascular healthOn 27 September, the European Alliance for Cardiovascular Health was launched during a policy debate attended by representatives of European Commission, Member States and European Parliament. The main goal of this Alliance is to call for a comprehensive EU policy…

Over half of adults in the EU are overweight

While 45% of adults living in the EU had a normal weight in 2019, slightly more than half (53%) were considered as overweight (36% pre-obese and 17% obese) and almost 3% as underweight, according to their body mass index (BMI). BMI is a measure of a person’s weight relative to…

World Obesity Federation – Global Obesity Observatory “Presentation Maps”

The World Obesity Federation announced a new feature of its Global Obesity Observatory, “Presentation Maps”!There are downloadable maps available with survey-based prevalence data, obesity-related drivers & comorbidities, comparable estimated prevalence data, and more!Moreover, the platform includes a few publications which underlines how:Obesity is a major risk factor for each of…

The YOUNG50 presenting video is out: check it out!

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…

Study of the European Society of Cardiology: leisure physical activity is linked with health benefits but work activity is not

Last April 9th was published in the European Heart Journal by the European Society of Cardiology (ESC) a first study showing that leisure time physical activity and occupational physical activity have opposite, and independent, associations with cardiovascular disease risk and longevity[1]. The World Health Organization (WHO) recommends physical activity during…
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