How can health policy influence cardiovascular health?
Join us at our next EICC Live session in collaboration with the European Society of Cardiology. Our expert panel, in the fields of public and cardiovascular health will present how changing policy around social and environmental factors can improve our heart health.
Professor Adrian Davis, Edinburgh Napier University Healthy transport as CVD prevention: At least the policies look right Professor Davis will reflect on the pioneering work of Professor Jerry Morris and his legacy in relation to CVD, and explore the health and environmental benefits related to a shift away from private motorised transport. He'll highlight the challenge of achieving travel behaviour change by 2030 in line with Scotland's net zero target.
Dr Mark Miller, University of Edinburgh Re-circulating the air of our cars: the cardiovascular effects of air pollution Air pollution is not just bad for our lungs, but also on the cardiovascular system: our hearts, blood vessels and blood. Dr Miller will explore why the pollutants we inhale effect these organs, with an overview of the research by the British Heart Foundation-funded Edinburgh Air Pollution group, which looks at how the tiny particles in diesel exhaust affects our cardiovascular health.
Professor Matthew Bailey, University of Edinburgh Salt intake and health The World Health Organisation recommends that we eat no more than 5 grams of salt - roughly a teaspoon- each day. Most people in the world eat almost twice this every single day. Professor Bailey will summarise the poor health outcomes caused by dietary salt excess and highlight ways to improve them.