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Missed our OPEN panel at ECO 2022? Watch now and gain insights on advocacy efforts outside of obesity with inspiring guest speakers from the HIV and mental health fields and learn how this work can help inform change in obesity policies. buff.ly/3lbKOjt #OPENObesity pic.twitter.com/EMqrjHmmKz
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The @ObesityAction's Your Weight Matters Virtual Convention starts today! Don’t miss out, there’s still time to register! Head to buff.ly/3wooJSb NOW for access. pic.twitter.com/XRcEwzpLzt
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The #YWM2022Virtual Convention is THIS WEEKEND! Join @ObesityAction from Sat 14 May for a weekend packed with immersive, interactive and innovative education opportunities to learn more about the science behind #obesity. Register now: buff.ly/2u9r2Ou pic.twitter.com/JfsjTWKO6u
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Have you listened to an #OPENConversation where we discuss stigma, discrimination and obesity? Listen in as Vicki Mooney @CurvyVickiM leads the conversation. Available on Apple and Spotify: buff.ly/3LLouZ7 pic.twitter.com/aFNCmwdS3e
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« Patients have a role to play in the implementation of #obesity national plans » - @alina_ctin from @LCObesite
« We need to act now. We should not wait for the evidence to arrive as the urgency to act comes first to ensure people with obesity receive adequate care » @CiliusEsmann #ECO2022 #ObesityPolicy
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« How does @WHO differentiates between treating #obesity and lifestyle diseases? » @JulianneErin explains how halting the rise in obesity is closely linked to reducing premature mortality from NCDs
Building a case: which comes first, the narrative or the evidence?
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« How does @WHO differentiates between treating #obesity and lifestyle diseases? » @JulianneErin explains how halting the rise in obesity is closely linked to reducing premature mortality from NCDs
« Patients have a role to play in the implementation of #obesity national plans » - @alina_ctin from @LCObesite
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@K_Gaynor launches the discussion by explaining how Ireland set out a model of care for #obesity and shifted the dial from lifestyle to NCD management #ECO2022 #ObesityPolicy pic.twitter.com/e4ouSwgQ9U
« How does @WHO differentiates between treating #obesity and lifestyle diseases? » @JulianneErin explains how halting the rise in obesity is closely linked to reducing premature mortality from NCDs
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@JacquelineB_Me introduces today’s panelists who are about to take part in a fishbowl discussion. #ECO2022 #ObesityPolicy pic.twitter.com/4KoVTOAiWr
@K_Gaynor launches the discussion by explaining how Ireland set out a model of care for #obesity and shifted the dial from lifestyle to NCD management #ECO2022 #ObesityPolicy pic.twitter.com/e4ouSwgQ9U

Covid-19 and obesity

During Covid-19, the OPEN global network remains united in our goal to support improved care for people living with obesity. Working with our Global partners and network, we are focused on facilitating the sharing of insights on how people with obesity are being impacted by Covid-19, as well as advocating for people with obesity to be prioritised by health systems now, and in the future.

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References

1World Health Organization. 2018. Obesity and overweight.[Online] Available at: http://www.who.int/mediacentre/factsheets/fs311/en/ [Accessed February 2019].

2Yuen, M.M., et al. (n.d.). A systematic review and evaluation of current evidence reveals 236 obesity-associated disorders. Massachusetts General Hospital & George Washington University. [Poster presentation]

3Kelly, T et al. 2008. Global burden of obesity in 2005 and projections to 2030. International Journal of Obesity. 32: 1431-1437

4The GBD 2015 Obesity Collaborators. 2017. Health effects of overweight and obesity in 195 countries over 25 years. The New England Journal of Medicine; 377 (1): 13-27