Environment and the heart

robot-hjerteDid you know that the environment is important for the health of you heart? That air and noise pollution are environmental health risks with a wide-ranging impact on cardiovascular diseases?

Environmental factors are estimated to be responsible for up to 20% of the disease burden in Europe.  Cardiovascular diseases (CVD) make up the  largest portion of this burden, according to the European Heart Network. Together with the European Society of Cardiology (ESC) and the European Association for Cardiovascular Prevention and Rehabilitation (EACPR) they have launched a campaign to raise the public awareness of the environments impact on heart health. They invite people to join the campaign by supporting the ‘Environment & the Heart Call for Action’ by signing the online petition.

The results of the campaign, will be presented to the European Commissioners for Health, Environment, Climate Change and Transport in Brussels on World Heart Day, 29 September.

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About CERG

The Cardiac Exercise Research Group (CERG) at the Norwegian University of Science and Technology (NTNU) seeks to identify the key mechanisms underlying the beneficial effects of physical on cardiac health in the context of disease prevention and treatment. Named the K.G. Jebsen Center for Exercise in Medicine under Professor Ulrik Wisløff's leadership in 2011, CERG uses both top-down and bottom-up approaches to combat lifestyle-related disease.

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