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Coverage from the

European Congress on Obesity (ECO) 2019

April 28 - May 01, 2019; Glasgow, UK

April 28 - May 01, 2019 Glasgow, UK
  • ECO 2019 Doctors Underestimate Obese People's Desire to Lose Weight "Healthcare professionals are recognizing obesity as a disease but they believe the patients with obesity are not interested nor motivated to lose weight," when this is not the case, says an expert.
  • ECO 2019 Weight Loss Surgery Won't Fix Mental Health Problems in Teens "We are living in a society that tells us that you will become happy if you lose weight, and everyone is 'tricked' by this," says scientist whose work shows surgery is not a panacea for obesity in teens.
  • ECO 2019 Avoid Food Bloggers When Looking for Nutritional Advice Social media influencers with weight management blogs are typically unqualified to give nutritional and dietary information and promote inappropriate recipes, UK researchers have found.

Conference News

Popular News from ECO 2018

  • Vegetarian or 'Flexitarian' Diet Benefits Waistline and Pocket Vegetarian or 'Flexitarian' Diet Benefits Waistline and Pocket A vegetarian diet does not have to be strictly followed to achieve health benefits, and may even end up costing less than other healthy eating plans, suggest two new studies.
  • Nasal 'Contact Lens' May Help Fight Obesity Nasal 'Contact Lens' May Help Fight Obesity A soft device worn in the nose to direct air away from the olfactory system may help obese patients to lose weight and reduce their appetite for unhealthy foods, a pilot study suggests

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