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
« friends » from various fields in health, nutrition, physical activity, consumers, ....


EU Sport Forum 2018

March 22-23, 2018, Sofia, Bulgaria.

As part of Bulgaria’s chairmanship of Europe in the first semester of 2018, DG EAC (Directorate- General for Education, Youth, Sport and Culture) organized the 2018 EU Sport Forum. More than 300 participants attended the event hosted by the mayor of Sofia and under the auspices of the Commissioner for Education, […]

Participation of EHLA Europe at the official opening of the European Week of Sport

It is now a tradition to officially open the European Week of Sport with the Presidency of the Council of EU. This year, Estonia welcomed the kick-off of the Week in Tartu.

Three Commissioners have agreed, for the first time, to join their efforts to promote healthy lifestyle in Europe: Mr. Tibor Navracsics, the Commissioner for […]

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 […]


The International Chair on Cardiometabolic Risk (ICCR) and the Chinese Medical Association co-organized the first Chinese International Congress on Weight Management, Lifestyle, and Cardiometabolic Disease.
At the opening of the congress, Mr. Jean-Claude Coubard, Executive Director of the ICCR, described the structure, composition and objectives of the Chair. Expert members of the Chair and Chinese […]

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 […]

The ICCR co-organizes the 2016 Conference on Weight Management, Lifestyle and Cardiometabolic Disease in Shanghai, China

The International Chair on Cardiometabolic Risk (ICCR) is proud to be the co-organizer with the editorial boards of the Chinese Journal of Health Management and of the Chinese Journal of Internal Medicine of the 2016 Conference on Weight Management, Lifestyle and Cardiometabolic Disease which will be held in Shanghai, China on November 5-6. This 2-day […]

The social-business lifestyle and heart health

The results of several recent studies have suggested that beyond its nutrient content (low-fat, low-carbs, low-salt, etc.), assessing the quality of the diet, which enables the identification of eating patterns, may provide valuable information on one’s risk of developing chronic diseases such as cardiovascular disease (CVD). However, one of the caveats of this approach is […]

Stand-up (and exercise) for type 2 diabetes management

The beneficial role of physical activity and exercise in the prevention of chronic diseases such as type 2 diabetes has been proven by many large-scale studies. Some investigations have also suggested a role for exercise in the management of type 2 diabetes, highlighting for instance its benefits on glycemic control. One study (previously discussed in […]