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 […]

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 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 […]

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 […]

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 […]


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 […]

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 […]

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 […]

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 […]

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 […]

Save the date! House of Sport: Physical Activity, Tomorrow’s Cure

During this House of Sport event, on September 12, the EHLA will be presenting a roundtable entitled: “Healthy Bodies”. Jean-Claude Coubard (EHLA founder and chairman), […]

The International Chair on Cardiometabolic Risk Global Sugar-Sweetened Beverage Sale Barometer

The epidemics of obesity and type 2 diabetes are affecting most if not all developed countries around the world. An analysis published in The Lancet […]

The end of an era: why fasting is no longer required for lipid tests

Since physicians and health professionals began to routinely measure blood lipids such as cholesterol and triglycerides to identify patients at high risk of cardiovascular disease […]

Does eating healthy make you store fat at the right place?

To read this article in French, please click here. 
It is generally well accepted that people with healthy eating habits are more likely to have an ideal […]

Obesity and disability: mind the muscle fat

The aging of the population along with the rise in the prevalence of obesity are two major public health issues with serious economic consequences. Indeed, […]

Does genetics explain why so few of us have an ideal cardiovascular health?

In 2009, the American Heart Association introduced the notion of “ideal cardiovascular health”, which is based on seven potentially modifiable risk factors for cardiovascular disease […]

Improving global cardiovascular health begins by closing the gap in sex disparities

Cardiovascular disease (CVD) is the leading cause of death in both women and men in most if not all countries of the developed world. Although […]

The 2015 dietary guidelines for Americans: The “culture of health” will have to wait.

By law, the U.S. government is required to publish a new version of its dietary guidelines every five years and they have being doing so […]

Could targeting children’s fitness boost academic performance?

The benefits of a physically active lifestyle and of a high cardiorespiratory fitness level on mental health and cognition in adults have been known for […]

Can statin therapy interfere with a physically active lifestyle?

Cardiovascular disease (CVD) is a complex disease and several lifestyle-related risk factors such as poor diet, lack of physical activity and smoking have been shown […]

Can an ideal body weight lead to premature death?

Over the past decades, several reports from long-term population studies have shown that being overweight or obese is associated with an increased risk of premature […]

Understanding the determinants of sugar-sweetened beverage consumption in children to design effective interventions

It has been known for decades that most dietary habits are formed during early childhood and the consumption of high-calorie sugar-sweetened beverages (SSBs) is no […]

ICCR Executive Board member Dr Frank Hu recognised with one of the highest medical honours

The International Chair on Cardiometabolic Risk (ICCR) is delighted by the news that one of its Executive Board members, Dr Frank Hu, has been elected […]

Why high-intensity interval training is a therapeutic option for patients with type 2 diabetes

I recently commented on an article published in the Journal of the American Medical Association that very well described why an excessive amount of liver […]

Nutrition and heart disease: time to raise our standards

Fuelled up by the results of recent investigations highlighting the null relationship between saturated fats consumption (dietary fats from animal sources) and heart disease risk, […]

ICCR and EHLA UK Roundtable: Tackling Unhealthy Lifestyles: A Local or National Issue?

On 21 September 2015 the International Chair on Cardiometabolic Risk and the European Healthy Lifestyle Alliance UK hosted a roundtable discussion at the Academy of […]

EHLA Strategy Meeting “Europe cannot afford to sit still”

Brussels, 16 September 2015 — Obesity forms one of the biggest threats to public health in Europe. Efforts to tighten the belt on “the epidemic […]

Grand Opening of the House of Sport in Brussels

As of 10th September, The House of Sport opened its doors. It is a joint initiative composed of four physical partners in the sport and active leisure […]

Heart disease prevention: Risk factors don’t lie!

Despite marked improvement in some cardiovascular risk factors at the population level in the past 2-3 decades in Europe and North America, cardiovascular diseases (CVD) […]

The science behind chronic societal cardiometabolic diseases prevention featured in Québec City

The science behind chronic societal cardiometabolic diseases prevention featured in Québec City

The 5th meeting of the International Chair on Cardiometabolic Risk (ICCR) held this year […]

5th ICCR Congress on Chronic Societal Cardiometabolic Diseases, 8-12 July Québec

A global threat still growing

QUEBEC CITY- Three years after participating in the 3rd International Congress on Abdominal Obesity, the world leading experts will return to […]

Back to basics: do children and adolescents drink enough water?

If you have been following this blog or if you are in any way concerned with the increasing rates of non-communicable chronic diseases associated with Western […]

Why is it time to take action on nonalcoholic fatty liver disease?

The prevalence of nonalcoholic fatty liver disease (NAFLD) has skyrocketed over the past recent years. NAFLD encompasses the spectrum of liver diseases from steatosis alone […]

Can dietary fibres consumption help reduce the risk of developing type 2 diabetes?

The link between poor diet quality and the risk of developing type 2 diabetes has been established by many scientific investigations. Some of these studies […]

Has global dietary quality improved in the past 20 years?

Poor diet quality is one of the most important risk factors for several chronic diseases such as cardiovascular diseases, diabetes and certain types of cancer […]

Does it only take two weeks for sugar-sweetened beverages to increase cardiovascular risk?

Results of large-scale epidemiologic studies have provided evidence for a significant association between sugar-sweetened beverages (SSBs) consumption and the risk of developing obesity-associated chronic diseases […]

Is maternal diabetes a risk factor for autism?

There has been much speculation in recent years about the potential risk factors that may explain the increase in the prevalence of autism spectrum disorders […]

Why does body composition and not body weight matter for the elderly?

There is a staggering amount of scientific evidence linking excess body weight and mortality risk in various populations around the globe. Most of these studies […]

Whether you exercise or not, too much sitting could increase your heart disease risk

Over the past 20 years, dozens of epidemiological studies have shown that people who are physically active and who exercise regularly have a decreased risk […]

WHO Interim Report of the Commission on Ending Childhood Obesity

In March 2015 the WHO Commission on Ending Childhood Obesity published its Interim Report.

One of its key findings:

“Energy-dense, nutrient-poor foods and sugar-sweetened non-alcoholic beverages are important […]

EHLA launches new website for healthy Europe

Brussels, 16 March 2015 – Today, the European Healthy Lifestyle Alliance (EHLA) has launched its new website: Through this online platform, EHLA wants to […]

World Health Organization calls for reduction in added sugar intake

The World Health Organization (WHO) published last week their long awaited recommendations on sugar intake for adults and children. These guidelines are based on a […]

2.1 5th ICCR Congress on Chronic Societal Cardiometabolic Diseases

The 5th Edition of the International Chair on Cardiometabolic Risk (ICCR) Congress, which is now entitled “ICCR Congress on Chronic Societal Cardiometabolic Diseases”, is jointly […]

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