With prevalence of obesity among adults and children reaching epidemic
proportions across Europe, evidence based guidance on what works best for those
who struggle to maintain a healthy weight is urgently required.
With 1000 family participants across 8 national centres, the data collected
during the Diogenes study will provide the evidence base that policy makers and
professionals need to make recommendations to consumers.
The progress of this 8 country human dietary intervention trial, focused on
identifying the diets which are most successful in helping to stop weight regain
after initial weight loss has been recorded on DVD.
The total recording is 30 minutes, broken into chapters or sections as listed
As well as mapping the project, the DVD contains useful
insights from researchers and subjects on the challenges and benefits of the
To watch the total film (30 minutes) click
To watch one or more specific chapter. click on the titles of the chapters
Research Line 1
- chapter 5:
Prelimimary & full results
The data from all our subjects is now being analysed and initial results will be
disclosed in May 2008 at the European Congress of Obesity (ECO) in Geneva.
Full results will be presented in 2009 at the Diogenes satellite meeting (5-6
May) as part of the ECO 2009 in Amsterdam. To receive updated information
on this meeting as it becomes available, please email
Click on the flags for the press releases in the different languages: (not
all releases available yet)
For more information on the Pan European Weight Loss Study, check also
Science Vision, Maastricht University
Directing and editing: Ger van Wunnik / Camera: Loek Peters