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CARDIOMETABOLIC RISK
The epidemic of obesity represents a huge challenge for public health and clinicians. Closely related to the growing prevalence of type 2 diabetes, obesity... READ MORE

ABDOMINAL OBESITY
Epidemiological studies published over the last 50 years have shed light on the many factors that increase cardiovascular disease (CVD) risk. Among them, although obesity... READ MORE

ABOUT THE INTERNATIONAL CHAIR ON CARDIOMETABOLIC RISK
The first announcement of the launch of the International Chair on Cardiometabolic Risk was made by Université Laval in March 2006, at a press conference held during the annual meeting of... READ MORE

INTERNATIONAL CHAIR ON CARDIOMETABOLIC RISK MEMBERS
Executive board members... READ MORE

INTERNATIONAL CHAIR ON CARDIOMETABOLIC RISK GLOSSARY
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Press Releases

December 17, 2013
EUROPEAN ALLIANCE FOR LIFESTYLE CHANGES KICKS OFF IN BRUSSELS
Today, the new European Alliance for Lifestyle Changes met for the first time in Brussels to discuss its objectives and action plan for 2014 aiming to place obesity and lifestyle much higher on the agenda of the EU. READ MORE

September 15, 2011
NEW RESEARCH ON HEALTH BENEFITS OF SUBSTITUTING WATER FOR SUGAR-SWEETENED BEVERAGES
Experts convene to discuss the important role water plays in decreasing diabetic and cardiometabolic risk. READ MORE

April 12, 2011
NEW RESEARCH SUGGESTS STRONG LINK BETWEEN BEVERAGE CONSUMPTION AND CARDIOMETABOLIC HEALTH
Researchers stress the importance of reducing consumption of sugar-sweetened beverages, especially in light of New Dietary Guidelines. READ MORE

January 27, 2010
MULTIDISCIPLINARY RESEARCHERS CONVENE FOR FIRST INTERNATIONAL CONGRESS ON ABDOMINAL OBESITY
First-ever specialized international congress reflects emerging importance of abdominal obesity and waist circumference as cardiometabolic risk factors. READ MORE

September 1, 2008
INTERNATIONAL CHAIR ON CARDIOMETABOLIC RISK REWARDS BEST THREE EU RESSOURCES ON ABDOMINAL OBESITY AND CARDIOMETABOLIC RISK
The International Chair on Cardiometabolic Risk (ICCR) is pleased to announce the three winners of the European Media Prize co-sponsored by the ICCR and the Association of European Journalists (AEJ). READ MORE

January 10th, 2008
INTERNATIONAL CHAIR ON CARDIOMETABOLIC RISK ANNOUNCES LAUNCH OF FIRST SCIENTIFIC e-PUBLICATION EXCLUSIVELY DEDICATED TO CARDIOMETABOLIC RISK
The International Chair on Cardiometabolic Risk is very pleased to announce the launch of the first ever online publication exclusively dedicated to abdominal obesity and global cardiometabolic risk: CMR e Journal. READ MORE

November 14th, 2007
INTERNATIONAL CHAIR ON CARDIOMETABOLIC RISK MEDIA PRIZE
TO REWARD BEST ARTICLES ON CARDIOMETABOLIC RISK PREVENTION

The International Chair on Cardiometabolic Risk is pleased to announce a European Media Prize to reward articles that will best inform readers about a growing public health issue: Abdominal obesity and... READ MORE

October 25th, 2007
INTERNATIONAL CHAIR ON CARDIOMETABOLIC RISK LAUNCHES NEW VIDEO SERIES ON THENEWSMARKET.COM PLATFORM TO GARNER INTEREST IN THEIR RECENTLY LAUNCHED WEBSITE
The International Chair on Cardiometabolic Risk takes the opportunity of its presence at the AHA (American Heart Association) 2007 congress... READ MORE

September 21st, 2007
THE INTERNATIONAL CHAIR ON CARDIOMETABOLIC RISK ANNOUNCES THE LAUNCH OF THE FIRST AND MOST COMPREHENSIVE WEBSITE EXCLUSIVELY DEDICATED TO CARDIOMETABOLIC RISK
With soaring rates of cardiovascular disease and type 2 diabetes around the world, it has become obvious that more needs to be done to better inform both physicians and the public about how these diseases... READ MORE

December 14th, 2006
MESURER LE TOUR DE TAILLE EST AUJOURD’HUI UN ACTE INDISPENSABLE
POUR DETERMINER LE RISQUE CARDIOMÉTABOLIQUE

Dans son édition n°444 publiée ce jour, la revue Nature fait le point, dans un article signé par le Professeur Jean-Pierre Després et le Docteur Isabelle Lemieux de l’Université de Laval, sur l’obésité abdominale et... READ MORE

December 14th 2006
MEASURING WAIST CIRCUMFERENCE IS KEY TO ASSESSING CARDIOMETABOLIC RISK
Today’s issue of Nature (Vol # 444) summarizes in an article, signed by both Professor Jean-Pierre Després and Doctor Isabelle Lemieux from the University of Laval, the current issues and status of abdominal... READ MORE