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EASO and the organisers of the 16th European Congress on Obesity wish to officially acknowledge the support of the following companies, without whose support the congress wouldn?t be possible:


ECO2008 Major Sponsors


Unilever?s mission is to add Vitality to life. We meet everyday needs for nutrition, hygiene and personal care with brands that help people feel good, look good and get more out of life.  Our nutrition capability focuses on the role of vegetable oils; tea; fruit & vegetables; dairy and soy on cardiovascular health; beauty; weight management; immune health and mental development.  We have specialised nutritionists involved in each step of the innovation process. Our scientific experts are based in the Unilever Food and Health Research Institute together with experts on Flavour, Food Structuring and Consumer Science, ensuring that our nutrition innovations are not only effective but also preferred by consumers.


Nutrition, Health and Wellness

Nestlé is the world's largest Nutrition, Health and Wellness company with nutrition as a central theme since 1867. We are committed to improving nutritional value in products while giving consumers taste, pleasure and useful nutrition and lifestyle information. For more detailed information, please visit:


ECO2008 Principal Sponsors


Lunar Densitrometry, the #1 densitometry  equipment partner world-wide, delivers annual breakthroughs enabling a wide spectrum of specialty practioners and researchers to asses Bone Health and Body Composition.

On our ECO 2008 booth (No 28) you will find out all you want to know about "Lunar DXA Body Composition" and its practical research application.

Lunar Densitometry - Dedicated to bone health and beyond.

Learn more about Lunar Densitometry here





At Pfizer, we're inspired by a single goal: your health. That's why we're dedicated to developing new, safe medicines to prevent and treat the world's most serious diseases. And why we are making them available to the people who need them most. We believe that from progress comes hope and the promise of a healthier world.


ECO 2000 Sponsors


GlaxoSmithKline - one of the world?s leading research-based pharmaceutical and healthcare companies - is committed to improving the quality of human life by enabling people to do more, feel better and live longer. For company information, please visit

GSK Consumer Healthcare is one of the world's largest over-the-counter consumer healthcare products companies. Its more than 30 well-known brands include the smoking cessation product, Niquitin CQ® as well as many medicine cabinet staples, including Panadol®, Solpadeine®, Aquafresh® and Sensodyne®.


Roquette (France) is one of the world?s most advanced starch and starch derivatives businesses. World leader on polyols, Roquette derives over 650 products from six millions tons of maize, wheat, peas and potatoes, all reflecting the innovation, versatility and uncompromising quality with which the company has become associated. Using the latest technology, Roquette produces effective ranges of products for the food and nutrition, pharmaceutical, paper, corrugated board, fermentation, chemical and industrial sectors.

Backed by a stable and secure financial structure fostering continuity and development, Roquette?s reputation has been built on research of international status, some of the most advanced production facilities in the world, a global network of offices and agents, and a uniquely comprehensive, proven service philosophy. It has responded to today?s demand for healthier products with a range of highly effective nutritional ingredients, such as NUTRIOSE® soluble fibre, MALTISORB® maltitol and NUTRALYS® pea protein, that are particularly in line with WHO nutritional recommendations and can be easily incorporated in foodstuffs for prevention of obesity and associated problems.


F. Hoffmann-La Roche Ltd.   

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