World Obesity News

Welcome to the World Obesity news page, where we provide the latest updates and information from us and the obesity community.

You can access press releases regarding recent news in the obesity field, any newsletters you may have missed, and insightful blogposts from leading professionals in the field. 

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Fresh from World Obesity... 

  • WOF, WCRF International and the NCD Alliance have issued a joint response to the WHO Draft Implementation Plan for the Recommendations to End Childhood obesity. You can read it here.
  • World Obesity Day 2016 was a great success in spreading the word about the childhood obesity crisis. Now we're calling for action - visit our website to find out how you can help..
  • We have published an alarming study in Pediatric Obesity: 'Planning for the worst: estimates of obesity and comorbidities in school-age children in 2025'. The paper is open access for one month and can be read here.
  • We can proudly announce that Obesity PPM are a Founding Champion of our Action Initiative. Read the press release here.  
  • Obesity Reviews has published a special feature on 'Sugar-Sweetened Beverage Consumption'. The virtual issue can be viewed here!

New Lancet study assesses the relevance of mortality to BMI, overweight and obesity, and mortality in different populations. Read the study here

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