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The fight against obesity, Examples of EU projects in the field of nutrition and obesity, EUR 21718

Funded under: FP6-FOOD

Abstract

Obesity is now a major public health issue for many industrialised nations around the world as there is an alarming increase in the prevalence 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 this brochure is to disseminate the preliminary or final results of the projects funded in the 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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