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World Obesity Federation

Driving global efforts to reduce, prevent and treat obesity.

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Press Release Mar 01, 24

World Obesity Atlas 2024: No area of the world is unaffected by the consequences of obesity

We've released our annual World Obesity Atlas, providing a comprehensive overview of obesity rates and trends worldwide.

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News Mar 01, 24

Despite significant progress, obesity management remains a challenge in the UAE

In the lead up to World Obesity Day 2024, our new report shows how serious the obesity challenge is in the UAE.

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Events Feb 29, 24

SCOPE hosts ‘Obesity & Woman’s Health’ webinar for WOD 2024

Ahead of World Obesity Day, SCOPE held a webinar on the theme of obesity and women’s health.

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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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ICO Jun 26, 24

International Congress on Obesity (ICO) 2024

ICO 2024 takes place from 24 - 29 June in São Paulo, Brazil! Registration is now open.

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Webinars Mar 04, 24

Obesity and Youth: Young people catalysing change

Join our global youth-led World Obesity Day webinar, hosted by the Global Obesity Coalition, on 4 March at 13:00 GMT

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Mar 04, 24

World Obesity Day

World Obesity Day takes place every year on 4 March! Stay up to date by signing up to our newsletter.

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