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Mar 03, 21

World Obesity Day 2021

World Obesity Day 2021 is here! This World Obesity Day, Every Body Needs Everybody.

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World Obesity Day Mar 03, 21

COVID-19 and Obesity: The 2021 Atlas

The cost of not addressing the global obesity crisis.

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News Dec 21, 20

Disparities in paediatric weight management

New policy brief from World Obesity, analysing the global disparities in paediatric weight management.

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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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World Obesity Day 2021

This World Obesity Day, we're bringing together the global community, we’re working towards building happier, healthier and longer lives for everybody.

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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


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

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