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Connecting medical professionals to the tools they need to manage obesity effectively

Obesity is a chronic disease that affects 650 million adults worldwide. It has a substantial health impact with 200+ possible complications affecting many organs and systems.1, 2 As a result, healthcare professionals (HCPs) see patients with obesity throughout their careers and widely recognise it as a serious, chronic condition that often relapses.3 Yet, the number of people living with obesity continues to rise, highlighting the need to provide medical professionals with evidence-based tools to tackle the growing global obesity epidemic effectively.

Rethink Obesity® bridges knowledge gaps with a wide range of free, science based resources designed specifically for international healthcare professionals and their patients. These tools equip professionals with up-to-date scientific research coupled with practical advice, so that the potential barriers of medical misinformation, practical difficulties, and weight stigma can be overcome. With scientific grounding in aetiology, diagnosis, and management, medical professionals can provide holistic, effective care to patients with obesity.

Obesity: An underdiagnosed and undertreated global epidemic3,4

Obesity affects
million adults

Obesity is
associated with over
possible health

Despite recognition
of obesity as a
disease, a study found
that only
of people with
obesity received a
diagnosis of obesity3

Some of our most popular obesity articles

Some of our most popular obesity resources

The science to obesity

By understanding the scientific principles that underlie the development of obesity and identifying challenges in an evidence-based manner, barriers to effective obesity management can be overcome. Rethink Obesity® aims to provide this science based information, in an easily accessible manner, to healthcare professionals so they are able to enhance their clinical practice and achieve sustainable results for their patients living with obesity.

Watch the Mode of Disease video to learn more about the science behind obesity.

  1. Who.int. 2021. Obesity and overweight. [online] Available at: https://www.who.int/news-room/fact-sheets/detail/obesity-and-overweight. Last accessed: May 2021.
  2. Yuen M., Earle R., Kadambi N., et al. A systematic review and evaluation of current evidence reveals 195 Obesity-Associated Disorders (OBAD). The obesity society 2016 abstract book 2016:92.
  3. Caterson I.D., Alfadda A.A., Auerbach P., et al. Gaps to bridge: Misalignment between perception, reality and actions in obesity. Diabetes Obes Metab. 2019; 21:1914-1924.
  4. James W. WHO recognition of the global obesity epidemic. International Journal of Obesity. 2008;32(S7):S120-S126.
  5. De Lorenzo, A., Gratteri, S., Gualtieri, P., Cammarano, A., Bertucci, P. and Di Renzo, L., 2019. Why primary obesity is a disease?. Journal of Translational Medicine, 17(1).

HQ21OB00206, Approval date: November 2021

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