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EASO Patient Council: April 2015

Posted on: April 16, 2015

This month we introduce Patient Council member Judit Pettkó Please tell us who tell us you are: My name is Judit Pettkó and I have lived in Budapest, Hungary since I was born. I grew up in a downtown flat and about 15 years ago I moved into a family…

ECO2015: Join us in Prague

Posted on: April 14, 2015

Don't forget to register via the ECO2015 website. Registration fees offer exceptional value for money and include entrance to all sessions, attendance at the Welcome Reception and congress materials. Networking is an important part of the ECO, so why not book social programme tickets so you can catch up with…

EASO Patient Council: March 2015

Posted on: March 2, 2015

Patient Council Spotlight: Alexandra Fraisova Please tell us who you are, and about your experience of weight and obesity: I am a literary scout, translator, a former dancer and a flamenco dancer, a personal trainer and a lecturer - it's quite a lot for one person, isn´t it? I am…

EASO Patient Council: February 2015

Posted on: February 2, 2015

Spotlight on Björn Brusgatis Please tell us who you are: My name is Björn Brusgatis. I’m 36 years old and married to my wife Daniela. After losing our house due to unemployment and illness, we moved in with Daniela's family but we have recently moved into a rental where we…

EASO Patient Council: An inspirational success story

Posted on: July 31, 2014

HOW I CHANGED MY LIFESTYLE Changing my views on how to live healthy is probably one of the most important things I have done in my life. I think it has actually saved my life. It is a big step forward, but most certainly worth the effort of throwing oneself…

Facts & Statistics

Posted on: September 10, 2013

Definitions of overweight and obese: Unless otherwise indicated, the definitions used in the tables and figures below are those recommended by IOTF, using age and gender specific BMI cut-off points which equate to an adult BMI of 25 and 30. This approach defines overweight as the childhood equivalent of having a BMI…

Russia

Posted on: September 10, 2013

National Association of Dieticians and Nutritionists (Russia): Working Group for the Study of Obesity Chairman of the National Association of Dieticians and Nutritionists (Russia)  Professor Viktor Aleksandrovich Tutelyan Academician of Russian Academy of Medical Science Director of Research Institute of Nutrition of Russian Academy of Medical Science Executive Director of the Working Group…

Obesity Facts & Figures

Posted on: September 10, 2013

Obesity Facts & Figures:  Useful Resources from the WHO Regional Office for Europe: WHO Global Database of BMI (adults) Childhood Obesity Surveillance in the WHO European Region WHO Europe Nutrition Policy Database WHO ’10 Facts on Obesity’ WHO Global Health Observatory Overweight and Obesity (adults) WHO Europe Obesity Publications European…

EASO Collaborating Centres for Obesity Management (COMs)

Posted on: September 10, 2013

The Concept Obesity is recognised as a global epidemic and the most prevalent metabolic disease world-wide. However, specialised obesity services are not widely available in Europe and obesity care can therefore vary enormously across European regions. In response to this situation, EASO has developed a network of accredited specialised obesity…

President

Posted on: September 10, 2013

Gema Frühbeck (Spain) Born in Spain and educated in the German schooling system, Prof Gema Frühbeck attended the Medical Faculty at the University of Navarra (Pamplona, Spain) obtaining the MD in 1989 and the PhD in 1995 with a thesis on protein and lipid metabolism changes following bean intake. With…