EU states are witnessing a spiralling epidemic in cardiovascular disease and rocketing diabetes and chronic obesity with proportional burden of cost and increasing demands on health systems. Cardiovascular disease alone is estimated to cost the EU 170 Billion€ per year. Lowering the risk of disease has therefore become imperative.
“We are trying to persuade populations to adopt hearthealthy eating habits by sending themselves a nutritional Valentine’s card” says Dr. Cristina Mele of NUTRIUNIT (project partner, Rome). “Literally putting a little love in your heart by making small dietary changes can make massive and instant improvements to your health and quality of life.”