Global Initiative for Life & Leadership through Seafood. HEALTH & SEAFOOD Challenges for a more Sustainable and Competitive Mexico. Roy Palmer GILLS. Chronic Diseases (WHO). Leading cause of mortality – 63% of all deaths In 2008 36 million people died from chronic disease
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36 million people died from chronic disease
9 million were under 60
90% occurred in low and middle income countries
17.3 million people died (30% of all deaths)
7.3 million coronary heart disease and 6.2 million were due to stroke
over 80% of CVD deaths take place in low- and middle-income countries (M/F equal)
Most cardiovascular diseases can be prevented by addressing risk factors such as tobacco use, unhealthy diet and obesity, physical inactivity, high blood pressure, diabetes and raised lipids.
220 million people globally
3.4 million die each year
Prediction – deaths to double from now til 2030
USA Cost (American Diabetes Assctn 2005-7) $174 billion of which $116 billion is for medication
“Brain/mental issues are on the rise and I believe they have superseded CVD’s as the most costly of issues in both deaths and medical costs.
Prevention is possible if governments listened to eminent specialists and followed up on actions they agreed in the 2004 WHO Global Strategy on Diet, Physical Activity and Health.”
To familiarize consumers with the dietary advice from the Danish Veterinary Food Administration.
To show consumers that fish was tasty and easy to prepare.
To encourage retail chains to increase the range of fish sold.
To motivate consumers to change their consumption habits.
To educate consumers about the different species and increase overall consumption.