[Alimentation, activité physique et prévention des maladies cardiovasculaires en Europe]
In May 2002 The European Heart Network published “Food, Nutrition and Cardiovascular Disease Prevention in the European Union: Challenges for the New Millenium” There have been important changes in the landscape in relation to diet, physical activity and cardiovascular disease since 2002.
This new report reviews the latest evidence on the relationship between cardiovascular health and what we eat or how active we are. It also takes a close look at current European eating and physical activity patterns and proposed a series of policy actions.
Two sets of population goals
We propose two sets of population goals for European countries to work towards in the medium and long term. The intermediate targets are set at a level which governments could realistically aim for within the next five to ten years. The second, more ambitious goals highlight diet and activity levels to aim towards in the longer term.
These goals are not dietary guidelines for individuals. They represent a recommended average intake or level for the population as a whole, and are provided as a tool for policy makers to use in settings and monitoring strategy. The goals need to be translated into meaningful food-based dietary guidelines at the country level, taking local eating habits, activity patterns and cultural factors into account.
- Date de parution: novembre 2011
- Editeur: European Heart Network (EHN)