Diabetes is a chronic, and largely preventable, disease that can lead to cardiovascular disease, blindness, kidney failure, loss of limbs and loss of life. It causes suffering and hardship for the approximately 60 million people in the European Region currently living with the disease, while also straining the Region’s economies and health systems.

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Fostering healthier and more sustainable diets – learning from the Mediterranean and New Nordic experience

WHO/Europe has launched a new Health Evidence Network Synthesis Report exploring the implementation and effectiveness of policies based on the New Nordic and Mediterranean diets. Research has demonstrated the health-promoting properties of the Mediterranean and New Nordic diets, including protective effects against cardiovascular diseases and type 2 diabetes.

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World Health Day 2016: Beat diabetes

7 April 2016

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60 million

The number of people with diabetes in the European Region

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Unite in the fight against NCDs