Curbing the lifestyle disease pandemic: making progress on an interdisciplinary research agenda for law and policy interventions.
BMC Int Health Hum Rights 2017 Sep 18;17(1):25. Epub 2017 Sep 18.
Faculty of Arts, Oude Kijk in 't Jatstraat 26, 9712 EK, Groningen, The Netherlands.
By 2030, noncommunicable diseases (NCDs) will be the leading cause of death in every region in the world. While law and policy have an important role to play in curbing this pandemic, our current understanding of how they can most effectively be used is still limited. This contribution identifies a number of gaps in current research and insists on an interdisciplinary research agenda between law, health science and international relations aimed at designing concrete proposals for laws and policies to curb the NCD pandemic, both globally and domestically. Read More