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Apr 29, 21

Our work with the World Health Organization (WHO)

As an organisation in official relations with the WHO, we have been involved in a number of activities with the WHO.

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News Apr 28, 21

World Obesity Launches Stigma Working Group

World Obesity launches Weight Stigma & Bias Working Group to bring together global views on the issue.

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News Apr 06, 21

The role of physical activity and exercise on obesity

World Obesity Federation publishes a new position statement on the role of physical activity and exercise on obesity

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Podcasts

Youth voices for healthy choices

World Obesity are excited to announce a new three-episode podcast mini-series.

Hosted by patient and student activist Faith Newsome, this podcast will take you on a journey around the world taking in stories from experts and young changemakers working to address childhood obesity. During the first episodes Faith will be joined by Claudia Batz from the World Obesity to explore some of the challenges and solutions when addressing obesity, as told by young people on the front line in Portugal, Austria, India, Mexico, the Caribbean, and the UK.

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World Obesity Day

COVID-19 and Obesity: The 2021 Atlas

Early on in the pandemic, it became clear that people with obesity were more likely to experience complications and death due to COVID-19, with our lwqoatest report showing that death rates are ten times higher in countries where more than 50% of the population are overweight. Obesity is a disease that does not receive prioritisation commensurate with its prevalence and impact, which is now fastest rising in emerging economies. COVID-19 provides a new urgency – and inspiration – for everybody to come together and address the root causes of obesity. This means adopting an integrated, equitable, comprehensive and person-centred approach to addressing obesity. Because every body needs everybody.

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Recent Events

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Apr 28, 21

SCOPE School Global: Obesity and Mental Health

SCOPE School Global is returning with 'Obesity and Mental Health: What is the connection?'

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Mar 10, 21

XXV IFSO Journal Club

XXV IFSO JOURNAL CLUB: The impact of metabolic surgery on T2DM

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Apr 06, 21

AOCO-MASO 2021

Asia-Oceania conference on obesity & Malaysian Association for the study of obesity scientific conference.

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