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World Obesity Federation

Driving global efforts to reduce, prevent and treat obesity.

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News Aug 31, 23

Canadian lived experience advocacy group Obesity Matters joins World Obesity

Our newest member is a Canadian non-profit representing the lived experience community.

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News Jul 20, 23

World Obesity welcomes two lived experience representatives to our Board!

We are thrilled to announce the appointment of Ogweno Stephen and Amber Huett-Garcia to our Board of Trustees.

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News Jul 26, 23

Clinical Obesity celebrates its first Impact Factor!

This year, our international peer-reviewed journal, Clinical Obesity, received its first Impact Factor of 3.3.

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World Obesity Resources

We have a wide range of resources available for you to download, read, use or purchase.

  • Policy Dossiers - These provide evidence and resources to help policymakers, NGOs and others.
  • Journals - World Obesity publishes four scientific, peer-reviewed journals.
  • Image Bank - A gallery of free-to-use images to ensure accurate, non-biased, and respectful images are widely available.
  • Resource Library - We produce a range of statements, responses, papers and reports related to obesity.
  • Obesity: The Other Pandemic of the 21st Century - This work features contributions from leading experts in the field of obesity management and prevention.

Our Members

World Obesity Federation is a membership organisation representing national and regional associations dedicated to the study and management of obesity and related comorbidities.

Our membership body currently comprises more than 80 associations in over 100 countries and territories.

Our members are organisations representing healthcare professionals, researchers, policy specialists and those with lived experience of obesity. As well as a membership programme for non-profit organisations, World Obesity runs a Champions programme for partners.

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Upcoming Events

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Sep 17, 23

Global Obesity Forum 2023

Join us in rising to the challenge and taking purposeful action to prevent, manage and treat obesity at this #GOF2023.

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CO-CREATE Oct 12, 23

Confronting Obesity: Co-creating policy with youth

The CO-CREATE Final Conference, 12 - 13 October 2023 in Brussels, Belgium.

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Other Events Oct 30, 23

Conference: Prevention of Childhood Obesity

Join this event in Hillerød, Denmark on 30 Oct - 3 Nov 2023, to hear from leading international scientists.

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