Today, leaders in cardiovascular disease prevention and control publish a paper calling on governments to adopt at the end of 2012 a set of global targets to curb NCDs, and avoid millions of premature deaths worldwide. The paper, "Our Time: A Call to Save Preventable Death From Cardiovascular Disease (Heart Disease and Stroke)" is published by the Global Cardiovascular Disease Taskforce, a group of eminent experts who represent five leading heart-health organizations. Attachment: Our Time: A Call to Save Preventable Death from Cardiovascular Disease Attachment: Global CVD Task Force Press Release
International Scientific Summit Spotlights Surgical Treatment of Diabetes and New Directions for Research
On March 28-30, 2011 leading experts across multiple disciplines convened at the 2nd World Congress on Interventional Therapies for Type 2 Diabetes (2nd WCITD) to review the latest research on bariatric surgery as a treatment option.
Dear President Barroso, Chronic non-communicable diseases account for 86% of deaths in Europe. They include heart disease, stroke, hypertension, diabetes, kidney disease, cancers, respiratory and liver diseases.
Below are summarized the main results of the work of Cer-NIB (European Research Centre), seeking to offer multidisciplinary and integrated relationships among health care spending, innovation and adoption technology, state of health of the population, economic growth and prosperity.
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The study shows once again how important is a balanced diet and how it is important individual's role in prevention of cardiovascular diseases.
..scientists are even more understanding that many metabolic patho-mechanisms and many metabolic modulators are in common among Non Communicable Diseases…
The importance of making regular physical activity is universally recognized as a deterrent to cardiovascular disease (from Emmanuel Stamatakis, Mark Hamer, David W. Dunstan: Screen-Based Entertainment Time, All-Cause Mortality, and Cardiovascular Events JACC 2011; 57(3):292-299)
WHO launched its strategic 2008-2013 Action Plan for the Global Strategy for the Prevention and Control of Non-Communicable Diseases with the claim: Stop the global epidemic of non communicable disease. The plan was drawn up by the Secretariat as requested by the Health Assembly in Resolution WHA60.23. On 13th May 2010, the UN General Assembly unanimously passed a resolution on the prevention and control of NCDs, calling for a UN Summit on NCDs to be held in September 2011. During the UN General Assembly in New York last September, the WHO, following the unanimous UN General Assembly decision, was congratulated by an alliance among the World Heart Federation, International Diabetes Federation, International Union Against Cancer, and the International Union Against Tuberculosis and Lung Disease and other international scientific institutions that joined the alliance afterwards.
An alliance among health organizations, health policy decision makers, scientists, and citizens in order to work in partnership to prevent and control the 4 non-communicable diseases- cardiovascular diseases, diabetes, cancers, and chronic respiratory diseases-, and the 4 shared risk factors - tobacco use, physical inactivity, unhealthy diets, and the harmful use of alcohol
What about the bio-chemical, bio-historical, and bio-social grounds of the nutrition? What about the clinical evidence of Mediterranean diet? What about the alcohol intake factor in the diet?
State of the art, opinions, challenges from the 4th International Symposium on Integrated Biomarkers – Riyadh, Saudi Arabia, 4-6 May 2010. In the conference, scientists coming from Arabian Peninsula, India, USA, Europe, Egypt, Sudan, Eritrea, Tunisia, Somalia, and other Countries convened to.....
Numerous barriers to CVD prevention and management remain to be conquered, both in the individual patient and in the at-risk population as a whole.
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