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Hippocrates on Obesity and the Sedentary Life

Hippocrate of Kos (c. 460 – c. 370 BC), a physician of ancient Greece's Classical era, is considered to be the Father of Medicine. Hippocrates surprisingly...

Childhood Obesity Rate in Greece One of the Highest in Europe

The childhood obesity rate in Greece is one of the highest in Europe, as 41% of children aged 10 to 12 in Greece are...

Acclaimed Greek Scientist Makes Breakthrough Discovery on Obesity

A lab observation during a cancer research project by acclaimed Greek geneticist Dr Constantine Stratakis discovered key brain mechanisms related to obesity.

Greeks Top EU Ranks for Smoking and Child Obesity

Greeks come in second in smoking among EU member state citizens, and they also rank in second place in childhood obesity, while they are...

Report: Greek Boys Top European Obesity Table

Greek boys are among the most obese in Europe, a new report has found. Research from the EU's Joint Research Council found that more than a...

WHO: Greece Has the Highest Obesity Rate in Europe for Boys

A new study by the World Health Organisation (WHO) about the global obesity "epidemic" includes some disturbing data for Greece. A staggering 16.7% of the...

Greek Australian Scientist Leads Pioneering Research on Obesity

A research team at Monash University's Department of Biochemistry and Molecular Biology, headed by Greek Australian Tony Tiganis, have discovered a critical piece of...

WHO: Belly Fat Around Waistline Could be Indicator for Obesity-Related Cancer

People with accumulated fat around their waistline face a higher risk of cancer similar to that faced by those with a higher body mass...

Greek Researcher Discovers How to ‘Switch Off’ Obesity

A scientific team, including a Greek researcher has found the "main switch" of metabolism, which is responsible for obesity. The researchers were able to...

Greek Child Obesity Exacerbated By Financial Crisis

Children in Greece are more likely to develop life-threatening conditions, such as heart disease, type 2 diabetes, and certain types of cancer, because childhood...