About ESLM

Evidence-Based Medicine to Address Chronic Diseases

Research, Prevention and Treatment of Lifestyle-related Diseases

The European Society of Lifestyle Medicine (ESLM) provides leadership in research, prevention and treatment of lifestyle-related diseases through nutrition, physical activity, psychology and public health.

The goals of the Society of Lifestyle Medicine are to prevent lifestyle-related chronic diseases (syn: noncommunicable diseases NCDs), improve the management of people who have these diseases through professional education and research, and develop guidelines, standards and policies that promote optimal patient care and health.

ESLM represents all nations in Europe and around the Mediterranean, and are a founding member of the Global Lifestyle Medicine Alliance (GLMA). ESLM is a non-profit, non-political, non-religious, scientific and medical organization.

ESLM aims to help answer critical questions for medicine and health:

– How are lifestyle, health and disease connected?
– What are the underlying causes of lifestyle-related diseases (LRDs) such as Type 2 Diabetes, Cardiovascular Disease, some forms of cancer and neurodegenerative diseases?
– What are effective interventions to prevent LRDs on an individual and society level?
– What are effective interventions to treat LRDs?

Educating the public and health professionals on lifestyle-related diseases and prevention is a key goal of ESLM. The future we face is one in which knowledge will be the most important currency. ESLM aims be at the forefront of creating knowledge.

Chronic Lifestyle-related Diseases are Largely Preventable

Lifestyle-related diseases (Cardiovascular disease, type-2-diabetes, some forms of cancer, obesity) are preventable through effective interventions that tackle shared risk factors, namely: tobacco use, unhealthy diet, physical inactivity and harmful use of alcohol.

ESLM is dedicated to evidence-based preventive and lifestyle medicine.
ESLM defines Lifestyle Medicine as:
Research, prevention and treatment of lifestyle related diseases with evidence-based interventions that integrate nutrition, physical activity, stress management, health behavior changes and environmental aspects.

Goals of the European Society of Lifestyle Medicine:
  • Raise awareness for Lifestyle Diseases in Europe among health care professionals and the general public. Bridging the many gaps in society, science, economics and behaviour at the root of the modern lifestyle diseases.
  • Provide expertise to generate health-promoting social and business changes.
  • Support research on the role of lifestyle factors in the prevention and treatment of chronic diseases. Connect research groups in Europe and provide funding.
  • Offer Education and Training. Incorporation of Lifestyle Medicine into university curricula and medical specialist training. ESLM foresees the future recognition of Lifestyle Medicine as a clinical specialty.
  • Unite all Lifestyle Medicine practitioners, researchers, students, educators, and policymakers both within Europe and globally. The Global Lifestyle Medicine Alliance (GLMA) is bringing together leaders from ESLM in Europe, the American College of Lifestyle Medicine, Harvard Institute of Lifestyle Medicine and the Australian Lifestyle Medicine Association, with the aim of identifying and delivering solutions to promoting optimal global health and wellbeing.
  • Multi-disciplinary community. ESLM includes a wealth of professional expertise, including physicians, nurses, public health experts, social science experts and all people involved in health lifestyles.

Une société scientifique à but non lucratif.

Notre mission: réduire le fardeau des maladies chroniques en Europe et dans le monde.

Médecine fondée sur les preuves scientifiques pour traiter les maladies chroniques.
Recherche, Prévention et Traitement des maladies liées au Mode de Vie

La Société européenne de la médecine du Mode de Vie (ESLM) assure le leadership dans la recherche, la prévention et le traitement des maladies liées au Mode de Vie par le biais de la nutrition, de l’activité physique, de la psychologie et de la santé publique.

Les objectifs de la Société de la Médecine du Mode de Vie sont: prévenir les maladies chroniques liées au Mode de Vie (maladies non transmissibles MNT), améliorer la gestion des personnes frappées par ces maladies par le biais de la formation professionnelle et de la recherche, et élaborer des directives, des normes et des politiques qui favorisent la prise en charge optimale du patient pour sa santé.

ESLM représente toutes les nations en Europe et autour de la Méditerranée, et est un membre fondateur de l’Alliance Globale de la Médecine du Mode de Vie (GLMA). ESLM est une organisation scientifique et médicale à but non lucratif, non politique et non religieuse.
ESLM vise à répondre à des questions cruciales pour la médecine et la santé:

  • Dans quelle mesure les maladies, la santé et le Mode de Vie sont-ils liés entre eux?
  • Quelles sont les causes sous-jacentes des maladies liées au Mode de Vie (LRDs) tels que le diabète de type 2, les maladies cardiovasculaires, certaines formes de cancer et les maladies neurodégénératives?
  • Quelles sont les interventions efficaces pour prévenir les LRDs au niveau individuel et de la société?
  • Quelles sont les interventions efficaces pour traiter les LRDs?

Sensibiliser les professionnels de santé publique aux maladies liées au Mode de Vie et à la prévention est un objectif clé de ESLM. Dans notre avenir la connaissance sera la monnaie la plus importante. ESLM veut être à l’avant-garde pour fournir ces connaissances.