PHE releases new publication "Action on cardiovascular disease: getting serious about prevention"

Today Public Health England (PHE) has launched a new publication entitled "Action on cardiovascular disease: getting serious about prevention" which provides an overview of PHE's work in relation to cardiovascular disease (CVD) prevention and highlights key priorities for action in the coming year, including supporting local and national partners to help reduce the burden of CVD in England. 

PHE have also launched a new updated version of the Heart Age Tool, in partnership with the British Heart Foundation and NHS Choices, which enables people to calculate their heart age and risk of CVD. 

Sarah Alderton, nutritionist for CASH, says "We are pleased to see Public Health England are launching an action plan to prevent cardiovascular disease, as it causes one in four premature deaths in the UK, and it is estimated that up to 90% of strokes and heart attacks can be prevented. Salt reduction is highlighted as a great opportunity for preventing cardiovascular disease, as such; food manufacturers have a major part to play and need to reduce the amount of salt they add to our foods, which is the main contributor to salt intake".