Clinical Health Promotion Centre

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

Health Promoting Hospitals and Health Services (HPH) are holding their annual conference in Vienna this week. Thor Bern Jensen, affiliated to the WHO CC, is holding a symposium on Friday April 14th, together with Jeff Kirk Svane. The theme is "How do I present my research?" To read more about the conference and symposiums; conference; http://www.hphconferences.org/vienna2017/program/?L=0&tx_mhconferences_itinerary%5Bagendaitem%5D=385&tx_mhconferences_itinerary%5Baction%5D=show&cHash=3161b277b68dbf5c565a7481e87d7ed7

A new study by Mette Rasmussen and Hanne Tönnesen has just been published on BMJ open. The study compared different smoking cessation programmes. 

Vanja Berggren works her first week at the centre and will start a research study. Her focus is on life-style behaviour among immigrants in Sweden and the effects on their health. Vanja has earlier conducted research in African settings and taught in the Middle East as well as at Lund university.

Since the designation of the center in February last year some of the highlights include a new PhD, several articles published, the launch of the web page and the official opening in May 2016.

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.