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IHF Says Ireland Must Take Immediate Action to Tackle Heart Disease

The Irish Heart Foundation (IHF) has said that Ireland ‘must take immediate action’ to tackle heart disease – the country’s biggest killer – following the publication of a new European report, Diet, Physical Activity and Cardiovascular Disease Prevention in Europe.

 

The report focused on the burden of poor cardiovascular health, highlighting the impact of dietary consumption and low physical activity levels.

 

Responding to the report Michael O’Shea, IHF Chief Executive, said:

 

“The report outlines an alarming picture of the impact of current dietary consumption and levels of physical activity on coronary heart disease and stroke across Europe. There is, however, a strong, positive and unequivocal message mapped out in the report – prevention is key.”

 

According to the report this prevention includes more ambitious targets in regards to certain areas of health, especially dietary consumption and physical activity. The introduction of new government legislation, such as ‘fat taxes’, was also believed to be an effective preventative measure.

 

Currently, 10,000 Irish people die each year from heart disease.

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