Tackling Childhood Obesity in Europe with the Help of Nuclear Techniques: N8 AgriFood Participating in Timely Symposium

Childhood obesity is on the rise worldwide and is quickly becoming one of the most serious public health challenges of the 21st century, according to the World Health Organization (WHO). An IAEA project presented at the 2018 European Congress on Obesity (ECO 2018) last month is helping nutrition and health professionals in 10 countries in Europe to assess body composition using stable isotope techniques. The symposium was organized in collaboration with the World Health Organization-European Regional Office (WHO-Europe), European Association for the Study of Obesity (EASO) and N8 AgriFood, a multi-disciplinary research programme across eight universities in the North of England.

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