The European Healthy Lifestyle Alliance (EHLA)

Scientific Director of the ICCR
The European Healthy Lifestyle Alliance (EHLA), an initiative of the International Chair on Cardiometabolic Risk (ICCR), is an international non-profit association based in Brussels, Belgium. Such as its founding father, EHLA is scientifically based, multidisciplinary and independent. The platform is gathering
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cardiovascular health

The end of an era: why fasting is no longer required for lipid tests

Since physicians and health professionals began to routinely measure blood lipids such as cholesterol and triglycerides to identify patients at high risk of cardiovascular disease (CVD) and/or to determine who should be treated with lipid-lowering agents, blood samples were mostly collected in the morning after a fasting state of 8-12 hours. While the […]

Does genetics explain why so few of us have an ideal cardiovascular health?

Long shadow red heart with  a DNA sign

In 2009, the American Heart Association introduced the notion of “ideal cardiovascular health”, which is based on seven potentially modifiable risk factors for cardiovascular disease (CVD): not smoking, having a healthy diet, being […]

Improving global cardiovascular health begins by closing the gap in sex disparities

Heart with stethoscope, Heart healthy conceptCardiovascular disease (CVD) is the leading cause of death in both women and men in most if not all countries of the developed world. Although CVD mortality rates have decreased steadily over the past 30 years, more women […]