World Obesity Day 2022
Living with Obesity
We know that Obesity is one of the most challenging public health concerns of the 21st century and that according to the World Health Organization (WHO), the prevalence of obesity in many European countries has tripled since the 1980s.
However, we also know that obesity management requires co-operation between healthcare professionals with complementary expertise including dieticians, psychologists, exercise physiologists and specialists in numerous other diseases and conditions related to obesity. Delivering comprehensive treatment to people with obesity represents a real challenge for healthcare systems due to there being no medical specialism in obesity.
As a patient community, we ask that this be specifically recognised and addressed as part of national obesity strategies.
In these video’s you will have the opportunity to see and listen to how treatment can positively impact the life of a person living with obesity, and their families as they embark on a journey of treatment, support and the desire to educate against preconceived prejudices.