The European Healthy Lifestyle Alliance (EHLA)

Scientific Director of the ICCR
The European Healthy Lifestyle Alliance (EHLA), an initiative of the International Chair on Cardiometabolic Risk (ICCR), is an international non-profit association based in Brussels, Belgium. Such as its founding father, EHLA is scientifically based, multidisciplinary and independent. The platform is gathering
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The 6th ICCR Congress on Chronic Societal Cardiometabolic Diseases: scientists mobilized to develop “lifestyle medicine” solutions and population-based approaches

By the International Chair on Cardiometabolic Risk

The Organizing Committee of the 6th ICCR Congress would like to thank all the speakers and participants who attended the meeting held in Québec City on May 15-17, 2017. The high-quality scientific program involved several international leaders and covered the most recent advances in the field of chronic societal […]

UNSS and EHLA: When Nicolas Batum invites young people to eat well, drink well and move!

As part of its partnership with Union nationale du sport scolaire (UNSS) on youth education through the DéFit’ project, EHLA France, which relays the International Chair on Cardiometabolic Risk’s messages on prevention and lifestyle to the French population, accepted the invitation of Nicolas Batum and his club, the Charlotte Hornets, to team up to carry […]

Abdominal obesity: a causal risk factor for cardiometabolic diseases

The strong association between abdominal obesity and the risk of type 2 diabetes (T2D) and coronary heart disease (CHD) has been validated by several large-scale epidemiological prospective studies over the past 40 years. Many of these studies have also shown that abdominal obesity predicts the risk of T2D and CHD regardless of body weight and […]

Childhood obesity rates expected to increase at least until 2025

In 2014, researchers of the Global Burden of Disease (GBD) programme gathered data from 1769 national surveys, reports and published studies around the world and reported that the rates of childhood obesity increased in most if not all countries between 1980 and 2013, a situation considered as alarming by the United Nations and the World […]