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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…


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…

Young Investigators United

Posted on: September 10, 2013

Welcome to the EASO YIU online community. As a member of the YIU network, you are entitled to use this section of the EASO website to communicate and collaborate with other YIU colleagues from around Europe. We also encourage you to use this forum to initiative scientific collaborations and exchanges.…

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…


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…


Posted on: July 20, 2013