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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 suggested rather contemporary remedies for obesity, namely those of diet and exercise. In addition to recognizing...

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 overweight or obese. The Greek Parliament's Standing Committee on Social Affairs sought out to better understand...

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 very cautious in vaccinating their children, a new report says. The report, presented by EU Commissioner...

Study Finds More Than One in Three Greek Children Are Overweight

According to this year's findings from the ''Feel4Diabetes'' study, funded by the European Union and conducted in six of its member states, Greek children are the most over-weight among them, it was announced recently. More specifically, a surprising 36.5 percent...

Greek Children Among the Most Overweight in Europe

File photo Greek children are among the most overweight in Europe because of their poor eating habits. One in two adults over 60 years of age suffer from hyperlipidemia and/or high blood pressure, and more than one in ten Greek...

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 third of boys aged 11 were overweight to obese. This puts Greece ahead of Bulgaria, Romania, Hungary,...

One-Fifth of Greek Boys are Obese, Study Reveals

Despite its reputation for a healthy Mediterranean diet, Greece has come second in European table for its high number of overweight children, according to a World Health Organization study. The European Childhood Obesity Surveillance Initiative (COSI) found 42 percent of Greek...

About 480,000 Greek Children will be Obese or Overweight by 2025

Obesity rates in Greece and around the world are rising and scientists estimate that by 2025, 480,000 Greek school-age children will be obese or overweight. The Hellenic Association for the Study of Obesity, Metabolism and Eating Disorders (EPAMEDI) warns Greek...

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 the obesity puzzle that could lead to revolutionary treatments for what is becoming a worldwide...