European Congress on Obesity

Healio brings you the highlights from the European Congress on Obesity. Refer back to this page often for the latest news from ECO, perspectives and interviews with leading researchers and clinicians, and to review archives of past meetings.

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Plant-based diet may prevent obesity in middle-aged, older adults

May 31, 2018
A diet low in animal-based foods and high in plant-based foods, without strict adherence to a vegetarian or vegan diet, can potentially prevent…
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In severe obesity, bariatric surgery induces rapid reversal of hypogonadism

May 30, 2018
Men with severe obesity and hypogonadism who underwent sleeve gastrectomy experienced a marked increase in testosterone and prostate-specific antigen…
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By 2045, nearly one-quarter of world’s population will have obesity

May 30, 2018
The prevalence of obesity worldwide will reach nearly 25% by 2045, further increasing the burden of diabetes and putting an even greater strain on…
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Vegetarian diet most affordable when shopping online

May 29, 2018
Adhering to a vegetarian meal plan when purchasing food online is more affordable than both Mediterranean-style and healthy western-style meal plans…
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Identifying Mediterranean-diet adhering populations may temper obesity crisis

May 29, 2018
Adherence to a Mediterranean diet varies greatly across the United States, and pinpointing the areas where residents are most likely to follow such a…
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Physiologic responses to food associated with weight-loss history

May 27, 2018
Physiologic and cognitive responses to food cues are different for successful weight-loss maintainers vs. lean adults who never had overweight or…
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New food-based index predicts risk for overweight, obesity

May 25, 2018
A new scoring system based on measures of dietary intake predicted long-term risk for overweight and obesity among adults in Spain, according to…
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WHO report: In southern Europe, 1 in 5 boys obese

May 25, 2018
Preliminary data from the WHO Childhood Obesity Surveillance Initiative shows that southern European countries have the highest rates of childhood…
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Chronic metabolic diseases can begin in just 14 days of inactivity

May 24, 2017
Just 2 weeks of increased sedentary behavior can reduce muscle mass and cardio-respiratory fitness in healthy young individuals, which can increase…
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Parental BMI, income, smoking associated with childhood BMI, overweight

May 24, 2017
Parental BMI, income and smoking status during pregnancy have direct effects on offspring BMI and overweight at age 7 and 11 years, independent of…