Health in Europe 2016

The Organisation for Economic Co-operation and Development have published the fourth edition of their report entitled "Health at a Glance: Europe 2016". The report examines the key health indicators and health systems in European Union (EU) countries. 

07/12/2017   by Anne Parle  

Additional costs of overweight and obesity

A study published in the Journal Obesity has predicted the additional costs associated with having overweight or obesity throughout adult life in the United States (US).

07/12/2017   by Anne Parle  

Dietary fibre in Europe

A review of dietary fibre in Europe and its relationship to health has been published online in the Journal Nutrition Research Reviews. It involved researchers from academia and the food industry. 

05/12/2017   by Anne Parle  

Children exposed to up to nine junk food adverts in half an hour

A report released by the Obesity Health Alliance entitled "A ‘Watershed’ Moment. Why it’s prime time to protect children from junk food adverts" has found that children are exposed to as many as 9 adverts for high fat, sugar and salt (HFSS) foods in just a 30 minute period. 

28/11/2017   by Anne Parle  

Mass media and childhood obesity

The European Academy of Paediatrics (EAP) and the European Childhood Obesity Group (ECOG) have published a report reviewing the association between mass media and childhood obesity in Europe. 

27/11/2017   by Anne Parle  

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