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News Jun 30, 21

Advancing our obesity agenda at the UN Food Systems Summit

The current global food system is not fit for purpose.

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News Aug 12, 21

Our food systems are failing us, and young people demand action

Today, our world is home to the largest generation of young people in history.

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News Sep 06, 21

People with higher BMIs may avoid care because of stigma, suggests study

Study suggests patients with higher BMI may avoid seeking healthcare/switch doctors due to experiencing weight stigma.

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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.

Read our new report for World Obesity Day, 

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Recent Events

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SCOPE School Oct 27, 21

SCOPE School Global: Obesity and Cardiovascular Disease

Revisiting the bi-directional relationship between Obesity and CVD across the life course.

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Other Events Oct 19, 21

IFSO World Congress: Miami 2021

International Federation for the Surgery of Obesity and Metabolic Disorders - IFSO2021 - October 19-23, 2021.

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World Cafe Sep 28, 21

Road to the future: what is the next exit for childhood obesity?

The next World Café will be happening on the 28th September at 13:00 CEST!

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