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Title: Healthy Lifestyle Interventions to Combat Noncommunicable Disease-A Novel Nonhierarchical Connectivity Model for Key Stakeholders: A Policy Statement From the American Heart Association, European Society of Cardiology, European Association for Cardiovascular Prevention and Rehabilitation, and American College of Preventive Medicine
Authors: Arena, Ross
Guazzi, Marco
Lianov, Liana
Whitsel, Laurie
Berra, Kathy
Lavie, Carl J.
Kaminsky, Leonard
Williams, Mark
Hivert, Marie-France
Franklin, Nina Cherie
Myers, Jonathan
Dengel, Donald
Lloyd-Jones, Donald M.
Pinto, Fausto J.
Cosentino, Francesco
Halle, Martin
Gielen, Stephan
Dendale, Paul
Niebauer, Josef
Pelliccia, Antonio
Giannuzzi, Pantaleo
Corra, Ugo
Piepoli, Massimo F.
Guthrie, George
Shurney, Dexter
Issue Date: 2015
Citation: MAYO CLINIC PROCEEDINGS, 90 (8), p. 1082-1103
Abstract: Noncommunicable diseases (NCDs) have become the primary health concern for most countries around the world. Currently, more than 36 million people worldwide die from NCDs each year, accounting for 63% of annual global deaths; most are preventable. The global financial burden of NCDs is staggering, with an estimated 2010 global cost of $6.3 trillion (US dollars) that is projected to increase to $13 trillion by 2030. A number of NCDs share one or more common predisposing risk factors, all related to lifestyle to some degree: (1) cigarette smoking, (2) hypertension, (3) hyperglycemia, (4) dyslipidemia, (5) obesity, (6) physical inactivity, and (7) poor nutrition. In large part, prevention, control, or even reversal of the aforementioned modifiable risk factors are realized through leading a healthy lifestyle (HL). The challenge is how to initiate the global change, not toward increasing documentation of the scope of the problem but toward true action-creating, implementing, and sustaining HL initiatives that will result in positive, measurable changes in the previously defined poor health metrics. To achieve this task, a paradigm shift in how we approach NCD prevention and treatment is required. The goal of this American Heart Association/European Society of Cardiology/European Association for Cardiovascular Prevention and Rehabilitation/American College of Preventive Medicine policy statement is to define key stakeholders and highlight their connectivity with respect to HL initiatives. This policy encourages integrated action by all stakeholders to create the needed paradigm shift and achieve broad adoption of HL behaviors on a global scale. (C) 2015 Mayo Foundation for Medical Education and Research and the European Society of Cardiology
Notes: This article is being published concurrently in European Heart Journal [Arena R, Guazzi M, Lianov L, et al. Healthy lifestyle interventions to combat noncommunicable disease-a novel nonhierarchical connectivity model for key stakeholders: a policy statement from the American Heart Association, European Society of Cardiology, European Association for Cardiovascular Prevention and Rehabilitation, and American College of Preventive Medicine. Eur J Heart 2015; DOI: 10.1093/eurheartj/ehv207; In Press]. The articles are identical except for minor stylistic and spelling differences in keeping with each journal’s style. Either citation can be used when citing this article.
URI: http://hdl.handle.net/1942/19147
DOI: 10.1016/j.mayocp.2015.05.001
ISI #: 000359138000013
ISSN: 0025-6196
Category: A1
Type: Journal Contribution
Validation: ecoom, 2016
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