Press Release: EConDA – EU Project unveils obesity & smoking trends across Europe and shows how primary prevention is the key to a healthy future

Results of the EConDA (Economics of Chronic Diseases) EU-funded project will be announced today in Brussels at a conference bringing together EU policymakers, health professionals, health economists and health stakeholders from the EU arena.

The project, which lasted 2.5 years, showed how ‘upstream’ prevention interventions focusing on reducing people’s exposure to risk factors before a chronic disease has occurred is generally more cost-effective in terms of healthcare savings – including social care, welfare costs and losses in productivity – than treating an individual for a chronic condition. Click here to access the full press release.