The Lancet Commission on Obesity

The international medical journal The Lancet is partnering with the World Obesity Federation, the University of Auckland and the George Washington University to support the Lancet Commission on Obesity, which is being co-chaired by Professor Boyd Swinburn (University of Auckland) and Professor Bill Dietz (George Washington University).

Downloadable overview of the Lancet Commission

The Commission aims to stimulate action on obesity and strengthen accountability systems for the implementation of agreed recommendations to reduce obesity and its related inequalities and to develop new understandings of the underlying systems that are driving obesity in order to develop innovative approaches towards making those systems less obesogenic. The Commission aims to publish a biennial World Obesity Report showing progress towards national and global targets for obesity prevalence, along with progress towards the implementation of policies and actions to tackle the drivers of obesity.

  • Further details of the work of the Commission
  • Membership of the Commission
  • The Lancet Commentary about the Commission
  • The Lancet Obesity Series I (2011)
  • The Lancet Obesity Series II (2015)