World Obesity News

Welcome to the World Obesity news page, where we provide the latest updates and information from us and the obesity community.

You can access press releases regarding recent news in the obesity field, any newsletters you may have missed, and insightful blogposts from leading professionals in the field. 


  • €9.5m pan-European project to tackle adolescent obesity announced. Click here for the full story.

  • World Obesity announces the appointment of its new Chief Executive, Johanna Ralston.

  • World Obesity publishes position statement in Obesity Reviews defining obesity as a chronic, relapsing disease, alongside an accompanying commentary. Click here to access both papers.

  • World Obesity, WCRF International and the NCD Alliance have issued a joint response to the WHO Implementation Plan for the Report of the Commission on Ending Childhood Obesity (ECHO). You can read it here.

New Lancet study assesses the relevance of mortality to BMI, overweight and obesity, and mortality in different populations. Read the study here


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