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    • CINDI highlights 2005 

      World Health Organization. Regional Office for Europe . Countrywide Integrated Noncommunicable Diseases Intervention Programme; World Health Organization. Regional Office for Europe; Ireland. Health Promotion Agency (‎EUR/05/5063827, 2006)‎
      Major chronic diseases such as cardiovascular disease, cancer, chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (‎COPD)‎ and diabetes result from a few lifestyle related behaviours. These behaviours - unhealthy diet, reduced physical activity, tobacco use and alcohol abuse - lead to obesity and hypertension and to an increased risk of lipids and glucose metabolism disorders. Although evidence is growing that these diseases can be prevented, many European Member States lack a national policy, and therefore do not take the action needed to control and prevent ...