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Latest: Paper on the future burden of obesity-related diseases

Non-communicable diseases (NCDs) are the major cause of morbidity and mortality worldwide. High body mass index (BMI) is one of the key risk factors associated with an increased likelihood of such NCDs as diabetes, cardiovascular disease, osteoarthritis and several cancers. A new paper published in BMJ Open looks at the future burden of obesity-related diseases in the 53 WHO Euro Region countries.

Paper: The future burden of obesity-related diseases in the 53 WHO European-Region countries and the impact of effective interventions: a modelling study

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    25 July 2014 At the end of March, in response to growing public concerns, the European Commission launched a public consultation over its plan to enshrine far-reaching rights for foreign investors in the EU-US trade deal currently being negotiated. The UKHF and six other organisations, Cancer Research UK,...
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    25 July 2014 Citing the rising global burden of NCDs, UKHF has laid-out a comprehensive call to the next Government to promote and support a health-creating economy in the UK. This must be done through a whole-system approach which prioritises public health and the responsibility of Government to protect the...
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The networking home for NCDs, the ncdlinks.org platform connects over 2,500 individuals who are working on urgent issues caused by non-communicable diseases. The platform offers the space for unique international networks to share information and build on their broad range of expertise to form opinion, influence and push for global communication and action. The networks currently cover the topics of physical activity, nutrition, tobacco control and alcohol control with partners from the not-for-profit and academic sectors



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Panacealink is an established online network linking the global physical activity and nutrition community. As a networking tool it links public health practitioners and supports professional development with an aim to contribute to a stronger community that can respond to emerging challenges locally, nationally and globally.


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