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Summary of European Obesity Research Conference, European Commission, February 2012, Brussels more

Cooperation between German Competence Network Obesity and Danish Obesity Network, 2011, Horizon 2020 more

Cooperation between German Competence Network Obesity and Danish Obesity Network, January 2013, Social Sciences and Humanities more

Welcome to the homepage of the German Competence Network Obesity

About 16 million Germans are suffering from obesity (body mass index (BMI) > 30 kg/m²). About every third German adult is clearly overweight and should therefore reduce his bodyweight. Most alarming are the increasing rates of children and adolescents with overweight.

Overweight and obesity mean a higher risk to develop a multitude of comorbidities such as type 2 diabetes mellitus, coronary heart diseases, and some cancer types. Obesity causes personal suffering and costs: the allocated costs of obesity are considered to be about 17 billion Euros per year for the German health care system.

Since 2008 the German Competence Network Obesity is funded by the Federal Ministry of Education and Research (Bundesministerium für Bildung und Forschung (BMBF)) in order to enhance the obesity research in Germany. The second funding period started in early 2012.

Get more information about the Competence Network Obesity on the different pages of our homepage. 

 

Stock Conference, September 2013

On 6 and 7 September 2013 the 12th IASO STOCK Conference “Functional Body Composition and Related Aspects in Research on Obesity and Cachexia” took place in Hamburg.

The Young Network provided five scholarships for this meeting. Christina Brei (Munich), Julia Jäger (Stuttgart), Jana Markert (Leipzig), Marcus May (Hannover), and Julia Weigl (Munich) had applied for these scholarships and were selected by IASO reviewers for being funded.