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Current Status and Response to the Global Obesity Pandemic: Proceedings of a Workshop


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Note: Proceedings contain the opinion of the presenters, but do NOT reflect the conclusions of the Health and Medicine Division or the National Academies. Learn more about the differences between Reports and Proceedings.

On October 9, 2018, the Roundtable on Obesity Solutions, Health and Medicine Division, National Academies of Sciences, Engineering, and Medicine convened a one-day public workshop that examined the status of the global obesity pandemic and explored approaches aimed at managing the problem in different settings around the world. This Proceedings of a Workshop highlights presentations that discussed the importance of understanding obesity in a global context and shared perspectives on the implications for prevention and treatment efforts in the United States, with an emphasis on reducing disparities.