29 May 2018
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.
03 May 2018
Childhood and adolescence are critical periods to introduce healthy lifestyle habits. What measures can be taken to successfully prevent the rise of childhood obesity?
24 April 2018
Childhood obesity in Europe is increasing, with 1 in 3 11-year-olds classified as either overweight or obese. This infographic explains the risks of childhood obesity as well as highlighting 10 tips to encourage healthy habits in kids.
22 May 2017
The 24th European Congress on Obesity, took place in the wonderful city of Porto from the 17-20 May, 2017. EUFIC, in collaboration with EASO, has produced short interviews with take home messages. Watch and enjoy!
10 May 2017
Facts, figures, and tips for parents and schools to help the prevention of childhood obesity.
27 April 2017
Obesity in Europe has significantly increased, with 1 in 3 children being overweight or obese. What is childhood obesity and what can we do about it?
15 March 2017
EUFIC interviewed researchers at the European Obesity Summit 2016 in Gothenburg (Sweden) and asked them how their work contributes to tackling obesity.
14 September 2016
Highlights from the European Obesity Summit (EOS) 2016, in Gothenburg, Sweden. Here we interviewed some speakers, asking them for useful tips to combat this epidemic...
14 July 2016
The world has transitioned to more obese than underweight people, with the exception of some sub-Saharan and Asian regions.
22 April 2016
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...
02 July 2015
The 22nd European Congress on Obesity (ECO), hosted by the European Association for the Study of Obesity (EASO), took place in Prague, Czech Republic, in May 2015. Obesity remains a major public health priority in Europe...
19 December 2014
In May 2014, the 21st European Congress on Obesity (ECO), hosted by the European Association for the Study of Obesity (EASO), took place in Sofia, Bulgaria. Obesity is one of the fastest developing public health problems of our time...
07 October 2014
Schools are regarded as a promising intervention target to counteract the increase of childhood obesity levels. In this context, the European Commission's Joint Research Centre (JRC) published a report this summer...
10 January 2014
In May 2013, the 20th European Congress on Obesity, hosted by the European Association for the Study of Obesity (EASO), took place in Liverpool. With the prevalence of obesity still on the rise, the objectives of this annual forum...
28 August 2013
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...
12 June 2013
Researchers from seven European countries have joined forces to assess overweight and obesity rates and energy-balance related behaviour in schoolchildren throughout Europe. Childhood overweight and obesity rates...
28 November 2012
In May 2012, experts from around the world gathered in Lyon for the 19th European Congress on Obesity. Global rates of obesity are rising rapidly, making the management and prevention of obesity and obesity-related disorders...
30 October 2012
Young obese subjects were found to have a lower ability to identify the correct taste qualities and rated sweetness lower in intensity compared to their normal-weight peers. These are the results of a cross-sectional study...
27 July 2012
Mothers of overweight toddlers tended to be more satisfied with their child's body size, but less accurate in judging it. In contrast, mothers of underweight toddlers judged their child’s actual body size more accurately...
18 July 2012
Sleep restriction might lead to a greater propensity to overeat due to increased activation of the brain in response to food stimuli, according to US researchers from Columbia University and St Luke's-Roosevelt Hospital in New York...
13 June 2012
Currently, there is no consensus on what main problematic eating behaviours are involved in obesity. Researchers from the University of Otago, New Zealand, the Canterbury District Health Board, UK...
30 December 2011
It is estimated that the number of obese people in Europe has increased threefold since the 1980’s, also in countries with traditionally low prevalence. At the same time we live longer than ever. And with age the risk for overweight increases...
08 December 2011
The 18th European Congress on Obesity took place from 25-28 May 2011, in Istanbul, Turkey. In this podcast, six key speakers at the conference were interviewed.
04 June 2011
Organised by the International Association for the Study of Obesity (IASO) the 11th International Congress of Obesity took place in Stockholm 11th to 15th of July 2010. The Congress gathered scientists from around the globe...
13 August 2007
Portion sizes of ready-to-eat foods and restaurant meals have steadily increased over the past decade. This has prompted concern from health educators because larger portion sizes may cause over-consumption of energy and weight gain. A new US study suggests that this analysis is correct.
08 June 2006
Obesity and overweight are serious problems that pose a huge and growing financial burden on national resources...
08 March 2004
Consequently, prevention and treatment of childhood obesity is a public health priority. What is the current information on the methods and the results?