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Obesity is believed to account for 80-85% of the risk of developing type 2 diabetes. It does this via inflammatory responses to insulin and disruption in fat metabolism, both of which cause insulin resistance. Learn more: buff.ly/2HG5DNB #OPENEU #DiabetesWeek pic.twitter.com/pfu5UjOIDi
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Today marks @worldkidneyday. Research from @UniofOxford found #obesity increases the chances of developing kidney disease, and for most cases of obesity-associated kidney disease, diabetes and blood pressure are the driving causes. Learn more at: buff.ly/3gnsjWb #OPENEU pic.twitter.com/HcZMqxGUuS
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Next month our OPEN partner Obesity Action Coalition hosts #YWM2021VIRTUAL! Taking place virtually July 17-25, the comprehensive virtual schedule offers weight and health education presented by world-renowned industry experts. To register visit: buff.ly/3wooJSb pic.twitter.com/5ZGiEALwLP
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Help end weight discrimination today by sharing your story about living with #obesity twitter.com/StopWeightBias…
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Join our partner @EASOobesity on July 2 to discuss the European categorisation of #obesity as #NCD twitter.com/EASOobesity/st…
Living with obesity: 'My genes mean I’m hard-wired to store fat' Living with obesity: 'My genes mean I’m hard-wired to store fat'
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Thank you @BBCNews @cmkendall71 for this long feature re #obesity . Insightful stories of @BrocqSarah & Jed. Also our team latest @AJKDonline paper. With contributions from fantastic experts @DrStuartFlint @DrDenisePsych @idasgupta7 @FatDoctorUK & myself bbc.co.uk/news/uk-574190…
'Because of my body people don't value me the same' 'Because of my body people don't value me the same'
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'Because of my body people don't value me the same' #obesity #supportnotstigma bbc.co.uk/news/uk-574756…
'Because of my body people don't value me the same' 'Because of my body people don't value me the same'
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OPEN (Obesity Policy Engagement Network) Retweeted
Been learning a lot about obesity. So much more complex than you might think. More mentally exhausting then you might imagine. Thanks so much to Sarah for sharing her story @ObesityUK_org @BrocqSarah @cmkendall71 @stefildes bbc.co.uk/news/uk-574756…
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Today marks the beginning of #DiabetesWeek. Find out more about the links between #obesity and #T2D here: buff.ly/2SoJTBc #OPENEU pic.twitter.com/7Jnl9Dkc2e

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