Curbing the lifestyle disease pandemic: making progress on an interdisciplinary research agenda for law and policy interventions

Brigit Toebes*, Marlies Hesselman, Jitse P. van Dijk, Joost Herman

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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.

Original languageEnglish
Article number25
Number of pages5
JournalBMC International Health and Human Rights
Publication statusPublished - 18-Sep-2017


  • Noncommunicable diseases
  • Interdisciplinary research agenda
  • Law and policy
  • RISK

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