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Tackling Obesity Together

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Obesity facts

Overweight and obesity are defined as abnormal or excessive fat accumulation that may impair health.


To combat the obesity epidemic, we must shift the dialogue from blame to solution, and treat obesity as we do other serious health conditions.

What patients say

Research shows that stigma leads to shame, which in turn leads to stress and therein a number of risk factors and chronic diseases.

Addressing the stigma

Overweight and people with obesity are often targets of bias and stigma, which may affect their daily lives.

Useful sources

The disease can lead to a range of chronic health conditions and has a significant effect on general well-being.

Obesity statistics

Obesity maps and charts courtesy of Our World in Data.