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04/11/2011

NCDs high on the agenda in the European Parliament

Text adopted by the European Parliament on Thursday, 15 September 2011 - Strasbourg session

NDCs remain the leading cause of death worldwide, and in Europe, NCDs account for 86% of deaths and 77% of the disease burden. “Alcohol is one of the four top risk factors for NCDs, together with tobacco, poor diet and physical inactivity, and it is important to address alcohol in this context and give it the attention needed”, says Mariann Skar, Secretary General in Eurocare.

EU position and commitment in advance of the UN high-level meeting on the prevention and control of non-communicable diseases

More about alcohol and NCDs and link to article in Addiction, Vol 109, Issue 9