Professor Rachel Batterham wins the prestigious Andre Mayer Award

The Awards Committee of the World Obesity Federation (WOF) have chosen Professor Rachel Batterham to receive the prestigious Andre Mayer Award. The award will be presented to Prof. Batterham at ICO in Vancouver in May 2016. Professor Batterham is Head of the Centre of Obesity Research, Department of Medicine, at the University College London (UCL) … Continued

Invitation and Launch of the ASO Centres for Obesity Management.

We are pleased to announce that the ASO is establishing a network of Centres for Obesity Management (Adult COM’s) aimed at strengthening and advancing the evidence base, improving practice and influencing policy for the management of obesity in adults within the UK. The ASO UK Adult COMs network will include members working within Tier 2, … Continued

Is fast-food the fast-track to obesity?

This interesting topic will be answered at the North-East Obesity Forum Meeting that takes place on October 7 at Teeside University.   Speakers and Topics   Dr Thomas Burgoine Career Development Fellow, University of Cambridge & CEDAR “Is the proliferation of takeaway food outlets contributing to unhealthy diet and obesity?”   Peter Wright Environmental Health … Continued

NICE updates guidance on identification, assessment and management of obesity

The National Institute for Health and Social Care Excellence today published its update and replacement of existing guidance ‘Obesity: identification, assessment and management of overweight and obesity in children, young people and adults’. This guideline updates and replaces section 1.2 of NICE clinical guideline 43 (published December 2006). It offers evidence-based advice on the care … Continued