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December 18, 2013
Dr. Jean-Pierre Després and Ms. Androulla Vassiliou at the September 17, 2013 Special conference - Eat well, drink well, move… A small step for you, a big step for Europe
By The International Chair on Cardiometabolic Risk [3:40 min.] [20MB]
In this video made during the special conference organized by the International Chair on Cardiometabolic Risk entitled “Eat well, drink well and move… A small step for you, a big step for Europe”, Dr. Després discusses the need to educate the public about a dangerous form of obesity: abdominal obesity. He also emphasizes that measuring waist circumference, as a mean to estimate abdominal obesity, should be considered as a vital sign. Obesity and lack of physical activity should be sources of major concern for European citizens as underlined by Ms. Androulla Vassiliou, European Commissioner for Education, Culture, Multilingualism and Youth at the European Parliament. She also discusses initiatives that will be launched at the European level to promote a physically active lifestyle such as the creation of the Week of Sports.

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Key Words
Abdominal Obesity/Body Fat Distribution, Physical Activity/Exercise, Prevention