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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.Read Post
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.Learn More
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,Download