PHE releases new publication "Action on cardiovascular disease: getting serious about prevention"
29 September 2016
Today Public Health England (PHE) has launched a new publication entitled "Action on cardiovascular disease: getting serious about prevention" which provides an overview of PHE's work in relation to cardiovascular disease (CVD) prevention and highlights key priorities for action in the coming year, including supporting local and national partners to help reduce the burden of CVD in England.
PHE have also launched a new updated version of the Heart Age Tool, in partnership with the British Heart Foundation and NHS Choices, which enables people to calculate their heart age and risk of CVD.
Saadia Noorani, International Programme Lead and Public Health Nutritionist at WASH, says
“We are pleased to see Public Health England are launching an action plan to prevent cardiovascular disease, as it is the leading cause of death worldwide, a global problem affecting all countries".
“Salt reduction is highlighted as a great opportunity for preventing cardiovascular disease, as such; global food manufactures have a major part to play and need to scale up their efforts in reformulating their products by reducing the salt content of processed foods, which is the main contributor to salt intake”.