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The fight against obesity, Examples of EU projects in the field of nutrition and obesity



Obesity is now a major health issue for many industrialised nations around the world as there is an alarming increase of overweight and obesity over recent decades. According to the European Association for the Study of Obesity, almost a third of people living in the European Union are overweight and more than one in ten is now clinically obese. A number of projects related to this issue have been funded in FP5, within Key Action 1 "Food, nutrition and health", Quality of Life Programme and in FP6, within Priority 5 "Food Quality and Safety". The objective of thios brochure is to disseminate the preliminary or final results of the projects funded in this research area "Nutrition and Obesity" and to contribute, together with other Directorates-General of the European Commission, to help identifying solutions to this emerging problem.

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Authors: D'AMARIO R, European Commission, DG Research, Brussels (BE);DE FROIDMONT-GÖRTZ I, European Commission, DG Research, Brussels (BE)
Bibliographic Reference: EUR 21718 EN (2005), 27pp. Free of charge
Availability: (Catalogue Number: KI-NA-21718-EN-C)
ISBN: ISBN: 92-894-9795-5
Record Number: 200618500 / Last updated on: 2006-02-23
Original language: en
Available languages: en
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