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WHO Collaborating Centre: Implementation of Evidence-based Clinical Health Promotion

Alcohol/Drugs - Tobacco - Nutrition - Physical Activity - Co-morbidity

Clinical Health Promotion Centre

WHO Collaborating Centre: Implementation of Evidence-based Clinical Health Promotion

Alcohol/Drugs - Tobacco - Nutrition - Physical Activity - Co-morbidity

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Many see genetic risk as an unevitable fate, but for cardiovascular disease it does not seem to be the case. A new study shows clearly that even those with high genetic risk can reduce risk with life style changes to the same level as for people with low genetic risk. It is possible to change the course of genetic risk – that is the truth! http://www.nejm.org/doi/full/10.1056/NEJMoa1605086  

In Swedish

Hälsosam livsstil kompenserar för genetisk risk för hjärtsjukdom

Isabel Drake, med dr, epidemiolog, Olle Melander, professor, överläkare,Marju Orho-Melander, professor, samtliga institutionen för kliniska vetenskaper, Lunds universitet; Skånes universitetssjukhus, Malmö har nyligen publicerat en studie. I studien ses tydligt att även den som har hög genetisk risk med livsstilsförändringar kan minska risken till i princip motsvarande nivå som för personer med låg genetisk risk. Många ser genetisk risk som ett oundvikligt öde, men för hjärt–kärlsjukdom verkar så inte vara fallet.

Results show that physical and mental health of schoolchildren in high-risk areas was perceived as worse than that of children in low-risk areas.

Senior Consultant David Chalom from the department of Orthopedics at Hässleholm-Kristianstad-Ystad is a new Ph D at the centre. His main project has the title ”Snuff, E-cigarettes and other lifestyles related to orthopedic outcomes".

 

 David Chalom MD (Spec in Orthopaedics)

Upcoming PhD

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A study lead by Professor Hanne Tönnesen– is ready to be published within short. The aim of the study is to evaluate if life style factors are reported to national surgical quality registers. Secondly, if preoperative interventions and postoperative complications, related to preoperative life style factors and interventions are registered.

 

Akademiska sjukhuset, Uppsala University Hospital, will introduce alcohol stop prior to surgery in Orthopaedics and hand surgery. The purpose is to avoid complications and faster recovery for patients. The project will start the 1st of October with those two clinics, the aim is that all operations at the hospital will have preoperational alcohol stop in the future. Akademiska sjukhuset is the third hospital in Sweden introducing such a programme for patients. Skåne University Hospital in Malmö and Visby hospital are already up and running with similar programmes. The hospital will also actively ask patients about alcohol consumption and offer help to lower consumptions for patients with a risk consumption. Read more in Swedish here

 

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