Obesity and overweight are serious problems that pose a huge and growing financial burden on national resources. The health consequences of obesity and overweight are many and varied, ranging from an increased risk of premature death to health problems such as type 2 diabetes, cardiovascular diseases and psychological complaints. The conditions are largely preventable through lifestyle changes such as healthy diets and increased levels of physical activity to control overweight and obesity. Obesity is a complex issue which requires active participation of many groups including governments, health professionals, the food industry, the media and consumers.
What are the key messages of this year’s European Congress on Obesity? Here are some contributions from the leading obesity experts who took part in ECO 2019.
EUFIC was back at the 25th European Congress on Obesity (ECO 2018) in Vienna, learning from researchers how their work further helps tackle obesity. Watch the short videos interviews for the key take home messages.
Childhood and adolescence are critical periods to introduce healthy lifestyle habits. This article provides you with successful measures to prevent childhood obesity.
Childhood obesity in Europe is increasing, with 1 in 3 11-year-olds classified as having developed either overweight or obesity. This infographic explains the risks of childhood obesity as well as highlighting 10 tips to encourage healthy habits in kids.
The World Health Organization’s (WHO) Commission on Ending Childhood Obesity has presented its consensus report with a set of recommendations that are likely to be most effective at tackling the rising trend of children being overweight...
Prevention is widely recognised to be the most efficient and cost-effective way to tackle the obesity epidemic; the most promising approaches target populations rather than individuals, are focused on environmental and policy changes...
It is estimated that the number of people living with obesity in Europe has tripled since the 1980’s. But where are the highest obesity rates in Europe reported?
Obesity and overweight are serious problems that pose a huge and growing financial burden on national resources...
Consequently, prevention and treatment of childhood obesity is a public health priority. What is the current information on the methods and the results?