Lancet Commission Report on Obesity

In January 2019 The Lancet Commission on Obesity published its first report entitled ‘The Global Syndemic of Obesity, Undernutrition and Climate Change’.

This ground breaking report explores the paramount challenge these three pandemics present for human and planetary health and highlights the fact that these three pandemics co-exist and are driven by dysfunctions within the same systems – food, transport, urban design and land use.

Focusing on the intersect between these three global health challenges, the report highlights triple duty actions that can address all three of these global health challenges which in turn presents us with a real opportunity to protect human health, the environment and our planet. In addition to the report we have published a policy briefing which focuses on the key policy recommendations of the report.


The report for the Lancet Commission on Obesity is available here. 

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A policy brief for the Lancet Commission on Obesity is available here. 

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The report was launched at a side event of the Prince Mahidol Award Conference (PMAC) in Bangkok, Thailand on 30th January. The event was well attended by over 70 people with obesity, undernutrition and climate change expertise.

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Read the report

You can find the full released joint report, entitled 'The Global Syndemic of Obesity, Undernutrition, and Climate Change'on The Lancet website