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Supporting research of food and health in Europe»

Funded by the European Commission, EuroDISH is assessing the current needs for food and health research infrastructures in Europe. EU-wide research collaborations are essential to improve the efficie[...]

Cardiovascular community calls for world leaders to put their weight behind global plan to save lives from non-communicable diseases»

In celebration of the second anniversary of the United Nations (UN) High Level Summit, and as a follow up to last year's presidential advisory, the Global Cardiovascular Disease Taskforce is making a[...]

EPHA co-signs statement Nutrition and NCDs to the 63rd WHO Regional Committee for Europe»

The statement - coordinated by the World Cancer Research Fund (WCRF) - will be presented to the sixty-third session to the WHO Regional Committee for Europe taking place this week 16-19 September 201[...]

A cost-effective look at proteins - with a little help from robotics»

An efficient and cost effective new method of studying the movement of proteins in the body has been developed through an EU-funded project. By taking advantage of the fact that proteins and robot ar[...]

‘Alarming’ obesity and diabetes trends in latest Euroaspire secondary prevention study »

Adverse lifestyle habits continue to undermine improvements in risk factor management according to the EUROASPIRE surveys from 1999 to 2013. Results showed unequivocally that, while blood pressure an[...]

Our latest "Nutrition Research Highlights" (issue 4/2013) is on-line!»

Read about: short sleep duration and overweight; your decisions are what you eat ; iodine deficiency; marketing foods for children[...]

[EPHA Briefing] Public health nutrition, food security and consumer considerations of EU Biofuel strategy»

As the EU Biofuels policy is being pushed through the European Union institutions (most recently the European Parliament), the European Public Health Alliance would like to raise awareness and add to[...]

New study to provide insights into young Europeans' health-related diet and lifestyle choices»

Why do some children live on a diet of fast food while others eat healthily? What causes a teenager to choose a hamburger over a salad? Why do some choose to exercise whilst others do not? What are t[...]

How gut bacteria could influence obesity susceptibility»

The microorganisms we host in our bodies could have significant consequences for the onset of obesity, an EU-funded project has found. This discovery could change how the medical profession treats th[...]

Small changes to prevent weight gain»

Both the developed and developing world face an obesity epidemic. Are the current recommendations for addressing this epidemic attainable? A [...]

Preventing childhood obesity through community-based initiatives»

Prevention is widely recognised to be the most efficient and cost-effective way to tackle the obesity epidemic; the most promising approaches target populations rather than individuals, are focused o[...]

Glucose and mental performance»

Glucose is a type of sugar which the brain depends on for fuel. Studies show that dips in glucose availability can have a negative impact on attention, memory and learning, and that administering glu[...]

Plenary meeting of the European Platform for Action on Diet, Physical Activity and Health, Brussels, 19 June 2013 - Contributions now available»

European Commission - Agenda Flash Report – Conclusions of the Chair   Contributio[...]

Personalised nutrition perceived positively by consumers but they lack confidence in health-data management»

Researchers from the Food4Me project have published findings about a consumer focus-group study to identify motivating factors toward personalised nutrition. The results, published in peer-reviewed j[...]

EFSA proposes adequate intake levels for fluoride and molybdenum»

EFSA's nutrition experts have continued their work on Dietary Reference Values (DRVs) by publishing their first pieces of advice on micronutrients (vitamins and minerals). The two scientific opinions[...]

Nutrition: EFSA consults on dietary reference values for manganese (, ) »

EFSA has launched a public consultation on its Scientific Opinion proposing adequate levels of manganese intake for adults and children. Comments on the opinion, which is part of the Authority’s ongo[...]

Heparin sodium BRP batch 3 for chromogenic assays»

18 July 2013 Heparin sodium BRP batch 3 for chromogenic assays An international collaborative study coordinated by the EDQM for the Biological Standardisation Programme (BSP) has defined a new assign[...]

EPHA joins call to policy-makers to step up efforts to further promote fruit and vegetables intake in the prevention of noncommunicable diseases (NCDs)»

EPHA has co-signed several letters calling European policy-makers to step up efforts towards an enhanced role of fruit and vegetables in the prevention of diet-related noncommunicable diseases (NCDs)[...]

Evaluation of the implementation of the Strategy for Europe on Nutrition, Overweight and Obesity-related health issues»

Launched in 2007, the Strategy for Europe on Nutrition, Overweight and Obesity-related health issues provides an integrated framework for action intended to contribute to reducing ill-health due to p[...]

Periodic Report Summary 2 - ENERGY (EuropeaN Energy balance Research to prevent excessive weight Gain among Youth)»  europa.eumsw8

VERENIGING VOOR CHRISTELIJK HOGER ONDERWIJS WETENSCHAPPELIJK ONDERZOEK EN PATIENTENZORG Project Context and Objectives: There is an urgent need for more carefully developed public health measures in [...]

Ministers approve declaration: day 2 of nutrition and NCD conference»

Ministers approved the Vienna declaration, committing countries in the European Region to address the root causes of obesity and diet-related noncommunicable diseases (NCDs), and to empower citizens [...]

European health ministers pledge to fight obesity»

The ministers pledged to improve monitoring of the impact of the problem, and to act more effectively to address the root causes of obesity and to inform and empower their citizens to make healthy choices.

Are health and nutrition claims influencing organic consumers?»

In recent years, both functional food and organic food products have become increasingly popular, not least due to the health benefits, or perceived health benefits, associated with them. Studies, ho[...]

European Health Ministers adopt Vienna Declaration to combat diet-related, non-communicable diseases»

At the WHO European Ministerial Conference on Nutrition and Noncommunicable Diseases in the Context of Health 2020, held in Vienna, Austria on 4-5 July 2013, European Ministers of Health renewed thei[...]

EPHA con-signs statement to the WHO European Ministerial Conference on Nutrition and Non-Communicable Diseases»

The statement was presented to the conference (on July 5th) by Jo Jewell, World Cancer Research Fund International (WCRF International) International Policy & Public Affairs Manager. In this stat[...]

EPHA Reaction to WHO European Region Food and Nutrition Action Plan 2014-2020 »

As a result of an invitation extended by the WHO European Region office, EPHA has published its feedback to the draft WHO European Region Food and Nutrition Action Plan 2014-2020. Building up on EPHA[...]

Public consultation: dietary reference values for vitamin C»

Published on: 28 June 2013 EFSA has launched an open consultation on its draft scientific opinion on dietary reference values for vitamin C. The document proposes dietary reference values for vitamin[...]

Understanding how early nutrition can influence lifelong health»

EU-funded research has revealed how nutrition in the womb and during our early years could affect our susceptibility to obesity, diabetes, heart disease, chronic lung disease, as well as lifelong beh[...]

Addressing common questions about sugars»

Sugars are common components of modern-day diets. They are found in a wide range of foods and drinks, including fruits and fruit juices, honey, jams and marmalades, soft drinks, desserts and other sw[...]

[EPHAC press release] Lost opportunity to recognise public health and nutrition dimension of European farming and rural development policy»

27 June, Brussels -The European Parliament, the EU Council of Ministers and the European Commission have reached an agreement on reforming the Common Agricultural Policy (CAP) post 2013 (1). The new [...]

Our latest "Nutrition Research Highlights" (issue 3/2013) is on-line!»

Read about: smarter school lunchrooms; genes and food choices; salt intake debate; trans fats in supplements; meeting of the International Society for Behavioural Nutrition and Physical Activity[...]

Study shines a light on relationship between genes, diet and obesity»

A project involving 29 partners from across Europe has successfully identified a number of innovative products and dietary regimes that could help individuals susceptible to weight gain avoid becomin[...]

Research Headlines - Fighting child malnutrition in sub-Saharan Africa »

In sub-Saharan Africa, 70 per cent of the energy intake of the local diet is based on everyday foods such as cassava, maize, millet, or sorghum, but those staple foods do not provide sufficient nutri[...]

Poor eyesight can be rectified through nutrition, say leading eye experts»

Blindness in the developed world is most commonly caused by age-related macular degeneration (AMD). Over 15 million Europeans are affected by this condition, a figure that is expected to double over [...]

Riding the crest of the wave: defining calcium’s role in cardiac arrhythmias»

Cardiovascular Imaging Association (EACVI, formerly EAE) Prevention & Rehabilitation Association (EACPR) European Heart Journal - Cardiovascular Imaging European Heart Journal - Acute Cardiovasc[...]

Commissioner Borg delivers speech on 'A Strategy for Europe on Nutrition,»pdf

Tonio Borg, European Commissioner for Health and ConsumerPolicy, attends the Joint meeting of the High Level Group on Nutrition and Physical Activity and the EU Platform for Action on Diet, Physical Activity and Health.

Periodic Report Summary - OBELIX (Obesogenic Endocrine disrupting chemicals: linking prenatal exposure to the development of obesity later in life)»  europa.eumsw8

STICHTING VU-VUMC Project context and objectives: The incidence of childhood obesity has reached epidemic proportions globally. Despite advancements in knowledge on the endocrine and neuronal regulat[...]

EPHA co-signs letter in support of WHO Europe Food and Nutrition Action Plan 2014-2020»

On June EPHA, together with other 18 public health organisations, sent a letter to the director of the WHO Regional Office for Europe Dr Zsuzsanna Jakab in support of the WHO Europe Food and Nutritio[...]

New rules for baby food, special diet food and low-calorie food»

Rules on the labelling and content of baby milks and foods for special medical purposes will be better defined in order to protect consumers and distinguish more clearly between foods for normal cons[...]

Publication update 2012–2013 from WHO 'Marketing of foods high in fat, salt and sugar to children»

 This publication provides information on the marketing of foods and beverages to children and the changes that have occurred in the last decade

PRAC recommends suspending marketing authorisations for infusion solutions containing hydroxyethyl-starch»

The European Medicines Agency?s Pharmacovigilance Risk Assessment Committee (PRAC) has concluded following a review of the available evidence that the benefits of infusion solutions containing hydrox[...]

Are you a journalist interested in health? The EU Health Prize for Journalists 2013 has just been launched»

EU Health Prize for Journalists is awarded to stimulate high-quality journalism that raises awareness of issues related to good health, healthcare and patients' rights.

Striking differences of overweight and obesity rates in schoolchildren across Europe»

Researchers from seven European countries have joined forces to assess overweight and obesity rates and energy-balance related behaviour in schoolchildren throughout Europe. Childhood overweight and [...]

US - Coming soon? Nutritional labels on alcohol (1.6.13)»

Alcohol beverages soon could have nutritional labels like those on food packaging, but only if the producers want to put them there. Read more[...]

Examining food labelling across Europe»

The FLABEL project ('Food Labelling to Advance to Better Education for Life') was the first EU-funded research programme to examine nutrition labelling when it was launched three years ago. Now havin[...]

Scientific guideline: Draft guideline on similar biological medicinal products containing biotechnology-derived proteins as active substance: non-clinical and clinical issues, draft: consultation open»

This guideline lays down the non-clinical and clinical requirements for a biological medicinal product claiming to be similar to another one already marketed ([...]

US - Coming soon? Nutritional labels on alcohol (1.6.13)»

Alcohol beverages soon could have nutritional labels like those on food packaging, but only if the producers want to put them there. Full article[...]

Revised guideline on biosimilars containing biotechnology-derived proteins published for public consultation»

The European Medicines Agency has released a revision of the guideline addressing the clinical and non-clinical issues related to similar biological products (biosimilars) containing biotechnology-de[...]

Success Stories - Burn fat, not energy»

There are around 1.5 million sporting facilities in Europe helping people have fun, stay healthy, and have fun.[...]

The positive influence of family meals on children’s food choice»

In a recent study, Dr Skafida from the Centre for Population Health Sciences and the Centre for Research on Families and Relationships (University of Edinburgh) explored why family meals lead to bett[...]

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