Lifestyle & Health

Lifestyle-related Diseases are the leading cause of death in western countries.

The European Society of Preventive Medicine (ESPREVMED) is dedicated to preventing diseases, predicting risk and promoting health and well-being.

ESPREVMED operates at the intersection of clinical medicine and public health.

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PROMOTING A HEALTHY LIFESTYLE

The European Society of Preventive Medicine (ESPREVMED) is dedicated to preventing diseases, predicting risk and promoting health and well-being.

ESPREVMED operates at the intersection of clinical medicine and public health.

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LIFESTYLE RISK FACTORS

Tobacco

Tobacco use, physical inactivity, unhealthy diet and the harmful use of alcohol increase the risk of or cause most NCDs.Tobacco accounts for almost 6 million deaths every year (including over 600 000 deaths from exposure to second-hand smoke), and is projected to increase to 8 million by 2030.

Diet

– Approximately 1.7 million deaths are attributable to low fruit and vegetable consumption.

Physical Inactivity

– About 3.2 million deaths annually can be attributed to insufficient physical activity.

Alcohol

– Half of the 2.32 million annual deaths from harmful drinking are from NCDs.

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