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July 2014: High-level meeting of the UN General Assembly to undertake the comprehensive review and assessment of the 2011 Political Declaration on NCDs

The United Nations General Assembly will convene a high-level meeting to undertake a comprehensive review and assessment on the prevention… Continue reading »

Global Ministerial Conference on Healthy Lifestyles and Noncommunicable Diseases

The first Global Ministerial Conference on Healthy Lifestyles and Noncommunicable Diseases was organized jointly in Moscow by the World Health Organization (WHO) and the Government of the Russian Federation on 28 and 29 April 2011.  Ministers of Health and representatives from 162 countries attended to discuss the global and national response to noncommunicable diseases (NCDs). NCDs are the leading causes of death globally, killing more people each year than all other causes combined. The leading risk factors for NCDs are tobacco use, unhealthy diet, physical inactivity and harmful alcohol use. The highest burden of NCDs is among the poorest segments of the population. By 2030, four out of five premature deaths from NCDs will occur in low‐ and middle‐income countries. The prevalence of NCD risk factors of smoking and unhealthy diet is increasing in the least developed countries. Much of the human suffering and social and economic impact caused NCDs could be averted through well‐understood, cost‐effective and feasible interventions. Detail conference presentations can be found here: http://www.who.int/nmh/events/moscow_ncds_2011/conference_documents/en/ In the context of food… Continue reading »

BBC Two – Horizon, 2013-2014, Sugar v Fat

BBC Two – Horizon, 2013-2014, Sugar v Fat. Fascinating programme from the BBC’s great Horizon series. They had two identical… Continue reading »

Future diets – global levels of obesity

Very interesting study about the world’s diet … Whilst the total global adult population has approximately doubled since 1980 the… Continue reading »