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News Nov 05, 21

World Obesity and RTI publish new, ground-breaking pilot study on the economic impact of obesity

World Obesity and RTI International have joined forces to improve the economic evidence on the impact of obesity.

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News Dec 22, 21

2021: End of Year letter

President John Wilding and CEO Johanna Ralston reflect on World Obesity's 2021, and a glimpse to 2022.

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News Jan 11, 22

Pre-pregnancy obesity linked with early puberty onset in daughters, suggests Obesity Reviews study

Researchers have found that maternal overweight/obesity may increase the risk of early pubertal development .

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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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Policy Laboratory Nov 24, 21

Policy Laboratory: Building momentum and collective action to address obesity in Europe

The next policy laboratory will occur on the 24th November 2021!

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SCOPE School Dec 01, 21

SCOPE School Global: Obesity & Diabetes

SCOPE School Global will return with 'Obesity & Diabetes: an inextricable link' this December!

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ICO Oct 18, 22

International Congress on Obesity 2022

The International Congress on Obesity (ICO) will be returning in October 2022 and coming to Melbourne, Australia!

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