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A pledge to end the social stigma of obesity

In a paper published in Nature Medicine on World Obesity Day 2020, a team of experts, led by Professor Francesco Rubino from King’s College London, outline an International Consensus Statement and related Pledge to Eradicate Weight Stigma.

The consensus statement and Pledge have been developed through a conference jointly organised by the World Obesity Federation, American Diabetes Association, American Association of Clinical Endocrinologists, American Association for Metabolic and Bariatric Surgery, Diabetes UK, European Association for the Study of Obesity, International Federation for the Surgery of Obesity and Metabolic Disorders, Obesity Action Coalition, Obesity Canada, The Obesity Society.

On behalf of all our partners, we invite organisations and single individuals to sign up to take the Pledge and help eradicate weight-based stigma and discrimination

Pledge to eliminate weight bias and stigma of obesity

We recognise that:

  • Individuals affected by overweight and obesity face a pervasive form of social stigma based on the typically unproven assumption that their body weight derives primarily from a lack self-discipline and personal responsibility.
  • Such portrayal is inconsistent with current scientific evidence demonstrating that body weight regulation is not entirely under volitional control, and that biological, genetic and environmental factors critically contribute to obesity.
  • Weight bias and stigma can result in discrimination and undermine human rights, social rights, and the health of afflicted individuals.
  • Weight stigma and discrimination cannot be tolerated in modern societies.

We condemn:

  • The use of stigmatising language, images, attitudes, policies, and weight-based discrimination, wherever they occur.

We pledge:

  • To treat individuals with overweight and obesity with dignity and respect.
  • To refrain from using stereotypical language, images, and narratives that unfairly and inaccurately depict individuals with overweight and obesity as lazy, gluttonous, and lacking will power or self-discipline. 
  • To encourage and support educational initiatives aimed at eradicating weight bias through dissemination of current knowledge of obesity and body weight regulation.
  • To encourage and support initiatives aimed at preventing weight discrimination in the workplace, education, and healthcare settings.

Sign the pledge

Project team

Francesco Rubino, Rebecca M. Puhl, David E. Cummings, Robert H. Eckel, Donna H. Ryan, Jeffrey I. Mechanick, Joe Nadglowski, Ximena Ramos Salas, Phillip R. Schauer, Douglas Twenefour, Caroline M. Apovian, Louis J. Aronne, Rachel L. Batterham, Hans-Rudolph Berthoud, Camilo Boza, Luca Busetto, Dror Dicker, Mary De Groot, Daniel Eisenberg, Stuart W. Flint, Terry T. Huang, Lee M. Kaplan, John P. Kirwan, Judith Korner, Ted K. Kyle, Blandine Laferrere, Carel W. le Roux, LaShawn McIver, Geltrude Mingrone, Patricia Nece, Tirissa J. Reid, Ann M. Rogers, Michael Rosenbaum, Randy J. Seeley, Antonio J. Torres, and John B. Dixon 

Summary of findings

Executive summary

Grade of Consensus (GoC): U = Unanimous; A = >90%

Weight stigma is reinforced by misconceived ideas about body weight regulation and lack of awareness of current scientific evidence. Weight stigma is unacceptable in modern societies, as it undermines human rights, social rights, and the health of afflicted individuals (GoC: A).

Research indicates that weight stigma can cause significant harm to affected individuals. Individuals who experience it suffer from both physical and psychological consequences, and are less likely to seek and receive adequate care (GoC: U).

Despite scientific evidence to the contrary, the prevailing view in society is that obesity is a choice which can be reversed by voluntary decisions to eat less and exercise more. These assumptions mislead public health policies, confuse messages in popular media, undermine access to evidence-based treatments, and compromise advances in research (GoC: A).

For the reasons above, weight stigma represents a major obstacle in efforts to effectively prevent and treat obesity and T2D. Tackling stigma is not only a matter of human rights and social justice, but also a way to advance prevention and treatment of these diseases (GoC: A).

Academic institutions, professional organizations, media, public health authorities, and government should encourage education about weight stigma and facilitate a new public narrative of obesity, coherent with modern scientific knowledge (GoC: U).

Impact

Over 100 medical and scientific organisations have endorsed the statement and pledge. See the list below of individuals and companies who have pledged and given consent for their details published online.  

Individuals:

  1. Claire Lee
  2. Lindes Callejas-Diaz
  3. Gail Pinnock
  4. Alastair Lynn
  5. Harry Rutter
  6. Colin Simpson
  7. Manel Riera
  8. Jean-Philippe Magema
  9. Vandhana Patel
  10. Jim Hewes
  11. Alejandra Noble
  12. Rochelle Blacklock
  13. Lucy Whitman
  14. Jill Hamilton
  15. Sebastien Murcia
  16. Catherine Lin
  17. Kimberley Peever
  18. Ashish Desai
  19. Peter Small
  20. Jean-Philippe Chaput
  21. Annick Pilon
  22. Marie-Eve Brideau
  23. Hilda Mulrooney
  24. Brad Hussey
  25. Stina Ståhl
  26. Andre Tchernof
  27. Pascal Turbide
  28. Alba Xhixha
  29. Jessica Macfarlane
  30. Melissa Smith
  31. Elaine Moores
  32. maria ines alonso
  33. Jose Eduardo Garcia Flores
  34. Amy Smith
  35. Kelly Gardner
  36. James Byrne
  37. Charlotte Matthysen
  38. Michelle Vicari
  39. Essa Aleassa
  40. Vanessa Terrier
  41. Cassandra sääf
  42. Andrea Regina
  43. Lisa Plank
  44. Wendy Clem
  45. Madalena Dearden
  46. Joseph Nadglowski
  47. Zahraa Abdul Sater
  48. David Hopson
  49. Jacqueline Jacques
  50. Janice Knapp
  51. Nick Jeal
  52. Christine Hellendy
  53. Mahsa Ghoreishi
  54. Rosie Childerhose
  55. Rolando Villarreal
  56. Ashley McCarthy
  57. Christel Glinker
  58. Kelly Scott
  59. Paul Davidson
  60. Bruno da Costa
  61. Robin Blackstone
  62. Rosanne Rust, MS, RDN
  63. Callum Garner
  64. Desmond Hughes
  65. James McCarthy
  66. Melanie Gelfand
  67. Patrick Ferreira
  68. Richard Larouche
  69. Sandi Niklas
  70. Isabel Silva
  71. Heather Angell
  72. Vanessa Terrier
  73. Taniya Nagpal
  74. Andrew Beamish
  75. Mohammed Alkilani
  76. Stephanie McCarville
  77. Leigh Anne Linville
  78. Kenneth Drouillard
  79. Catherine Goulet-Delorme
  80. Jeanine Sherman
  81. Arya M. Sharma
  82. Sasha High
  83. Susan Sheldon
  84. Carley O'Kane
  85. Sara Squires
  86. Alexandro Zarruk
  87. Michael Mantell, Ph.D.
  88. Matt Hutter
  89. Anil Asrani
  90. Dana Gibson
  91. Rachael Wall
  92. Ashleigh Middleton
  93. Allie Lougheed
  94. Lorna Andersen
  95. Fatima Waqar
  96. Macarena Rueda
  97. Annick Buchholz
  98. Nadia Nappi
  99. Anthony Pascale
  100. Michel Blais
  101. Kathryn Bourque
  102. Rebecca Warne
  103. Elizabeth Dettmer
  104. Hyeri Debora Yook
  105. Frederic Bost
  106. Cecilia Prieto
  107. Kelly Proulx
  108. Alexandre Benani
  109. Mirto Foletto
  110. Leonie Harrison
  111. Geeta Achyuthan
  112. Lauren Wedekind
  113. Connie Stuart
  114. Jacob Seidell
  115. Eva Wright
  116. Sylvain Iceta
  117. Hari Vasan
  118. margaret easton
  119. Christina Blekkenhorst
  120. Ali Zentner
  121. Veronica Kacinik
  122. Sofiia Desiateryk
  123. Jilla King
  124. Heidi Bednarchuk
  125. Lynne Johnston
  126. Samer Humadi
  127. Carol Frederick
  128. Sarah Chapelsky
  129. Jonathan Gabor
  130. Ivana Anusic
  131. James Crosbie
  132. Daniela Consonni
  133. Alisa Cohen
  134. Ashley Bissett
  135. Amanda Waning
  136. Karyn Rasmussen
  137. Santosh Agarwal
  138. Marie-Claude Bossé
  139. Susie Birney
  140. Carol Harper
  141. Professor Suzanne Norris
  142. Cynthia Hennessey-Lewis
  143. Elly Park
  144. Christina Norlin
  145. Louise Borre
  146. Sheri MacKenzie
  147. Cathy Breen
  148. Ben Whelan
  149. Karen Gaynor
  150. A Michael Ianniruberto
  151. Nicole Houghtaling
  152. Kristine Godziuk
  153. Laurie Twells
  154. Walter Lindstrom
  155. Faris Alassaf
  156. Velos Christou
  157. Vanessa Folope
  158. Allen Browne
  159. Julie Kleeberger
  160. Marc Kochamba
  161. Shona Jackson
  162. Donna Cameron
  163. Amy Buttar
  164. Tony Goldstone
  165. Pete Avara
  166. Christine Chikurunhe
  167. Dima Aboukasm
  168. Valerie Carney
  169. Silvia Mauri
  170. Michelle Archer
  171. Andrea Bretal
  172. Tracy Clarke
  173. Brittany Gurgel
  174. Marcela Rodriguez Flores
  175. Ekaterina Tibilova
  176. Jillianne Hill
  177. Coreen Rivard
  178. Bernadette Keenan
  179. Lucille McGraw
  180. Maryfrances White
  181. Karen Patte
  182. Nicola Michaud
  183. Dr James Krahn
  184. Justine Thacker
  185. Judith MacDonald
  186. Joe Pascale
  187. Karlijn Burridge
  188. Anne Siemaszkiewicz
  189. Rose Gorniak
  190. Jodi Mitchell
  191. Majella O’Keeffe
  192. Brett Dutra
  193. Michael Sutker
  194. Shabnam Kar
  195. Jennifer Brown
  196. Sarah Gullins
  197. Deborah Stewart
  198. Gillian Martin
  199. Priti Chawla
  200. Rosa Tricia Asiain Vazquez
  201. Ahmad Bashir
  202. Hilary MacKenzie
  203. Kozeta Miliku
  204. Nancy Robinson
  205. Luca Busetto
  206. Stephanie Julien
  207. Barbara Kermode-Scott
  208. Lars Alling
  209. Jessica Catchpole
  210. Ghislain Grodard
  211. Gurpeeet Aujla
  212. Ghislain Grodard
  213. Sheila Abadiano
  214. Vincent Attalin
  215. Joerg Zehetner
  216. Klaus Andersen
  217. Elizabeth Egan
  218. Elke Smith
  219. Nada Alsaleh
  220. Sara Kirk
  221. Maureen Hirschfeld
  222. Charlie Hirschfeld
  223. Giovanni Ceccarini
  224. Marlène Galantier
  225. Sheena Bhageerutty
  226. Laurence Philip
  227. Maria Eusebi
  228. Lianna Titheridge
  229. Violaine Pluche-Cullerre
  230. Francesco Cavagnini
  231. Rodriguez chantal
  232. Anna Belligoli
  233. Nathalie Mazure
  234. Paolo Pilla
  235. Lucio Gnessi
  236. Massimo Cuzzolaro
  237. Warren Collmer
  238. Camillo Ezio Di Flaviano
  239. Laure Fredj
  240. Marina Payen
  241. Shelly Russell-Mayhew
  242. Monique Romon
  243. Debrus Gregory
  244. Venkatesh Kanakala
  245. Paolo Sbracciaa
  246. Bhav Barot
  247. Alexis Elias Malavazos
  248. Godenir Corinne
  249. Andrew Tsang
  250. Christine Rosenbloom
  251. Elaine Hildebrandt
  252. Maria Letizia Petroni
  253. Riccardo Dalle Grave
  254. Giulio Marchesini
  255. Antonio Pratesi
  256. Maria Grazia Carbonelli
  257. Hellas Cena
  258. Ashleigh Knowles
  259. Emily Pummill
  260. Melody Harding
  261. Claudio Maffeis
  262. Sebastien Grigioni
  263. Anna Ciampolillo
  264. Stefanie Gerlach
  265. Lucia Frittita
  266. Denise Millard
  267. Philippe Palat
  268. Rachael Millard
  269. Martina de Zwaan
  270. Ashlee Worden
  271. Pierre Dechelotte
  272. Micheal Pellen
  273. Nagammapudur Balaji
  274. Bex Foreman
  275. Sarah Nutter
  276. Katrina Boutilier
  277. Sandi Tymchuk
  278. Maureen Busby
  279. Gregory Pacyk
  280. Agnes Maurin
  281. Nina Crowley
  282. Manoel Galvao Neto
  283. Luiz Mestieri
  284. Martine Laville
  285. Rodolfo Vasconcelos
  286. Mourad Lyoubi
  287. Ambro Bohsali
  288. Emanuele Bosi
  289. Caterina Conte
  290. Ana Karen Aguilar
  291. Jennifer Laberge
  292. Arianna Salgado
  293. Sonia Angélica Muñoz Cruz
  294. Danielle Lefebvre
  295. Julie St-Pierre
  296. Audrey Chognard
  297. Angelica Magdaleno
  298. Rosanna La Carrubba
  299. Abhinav Gupta
  300. Ms Glassar
  301. Ghislaine Picard
  302. Martina de Zwaan
  303. Joyce Cheung
  304. Vicki-Anne Rodrigue
  305. Gabriel Sophie
  306. Béatrice Morio-Liondore
  307. Suzanne Grady
  308. Camille Canaple
  309. Begoña Gil Barcenilla
  310. Lise Lafargue
  311. Christine Poulh
  312. Farnaz Rahimi
  313. Nicole DiBiagio
  314. Miriam Avendaño
  315. Stefan Engeli
  316. Eduardo Márquez
  317. Paloma Zubieta
  318. Carly Hughes
  319. Beth Greenslade
  320. Anna Dayer Jankechova
  321. Maxime St-Pierre
  322. Béatrice Eulalie
  323. Agnès Maurin
  324. Emilie Boisvert
  325. Sergio Bernasconi
  326. Laura Boyer
  327. Sue Jacques
  328. Jennifer Sargent
  329. Marianne Guenot
  330. Riccardo Lera
  331. Raffaele Limauro
  332. Alberto Borraccino
  333. Francesco Baggiani
  334. Federica Zanetto
  335. Alexander Warren
  336. Carol Pizzuti
  337. Karl Miller
  338. Maureen Quigley
  339. Dennis Smith
  340. Sharon Krzyzanowski
  341. Ciara Lopez
  342. Walter Pories
  343. Dale Bond
  344. Jacques Himpens
  345. Bruce Schirmer
  346. Chris Eagon
  347. Daryl Tol
  348. Willie Pallares
  349. Yeiris Soto
  350. Corrigan McBride
  351. Mitchell Roslin
  352. Nadia Edeis
  353. Dina Benetti
  354. Margot Bergevin
  355. Erika Becerra-Vera
  356. Rachel Ignomirello
  357. Julien Lacoue-Labarthe
  358. Jo Hart
  359. Sophie Thomas
  360. Dorothee Lauvaux
  361. Christian Tatschl
  362. Elisa Bagni
  363. Werner Göttling
  364. Nakul Bhatia
  365. Sridar Govindaraj
  366. Grace Pailing
  367. Ane Kokkvoll
  368. Lizette Franks
  369. Olivia Sewell
  370. Vincenzo Trischitta
  371. Mélissa Philis
  372. David Sánchez-Carracedo
  373. Eva Pereda-Pereda
  374. Seedo Seedo
  375. Heather Whittemore
  376. Sanjana Khaira
  377. Cristina Parrino
  378. Antoine Epin
  379. Daniel Jones
  380. Guido Donato
  381. Chiara Maffei
  382. Stefania Brovero
  383. Lavanya Parashivakumar
  384. Christine Feillet-Coudray
  385. Elizabeth Morris
  386. Jilly Gibson Miller
  387. Mckenzie Dow
  388. Emer O' Malley
  389. Claudia Coelho
  390. Mirjam Heinen
  391. Colin Simpson
  392. Valentina Vitiello
  393. Eva Pereda-Pereda
  394. Elena Ruiz-Úcar
  395. Riccardo Dalle Grave
  396. Prof Pierre Dechelotte
  397. Jacob C. Seidell
  398. Engeli Stefan
  399. Luca Busetto
  400. Sara FL Kirk
  401. Raghav Bansal
  402. Mirto Foletto
  403. David Sánchez Carracedo
  404. Alessandra Valerio
  405. Professor Harry Rutter
  406. Caterina Conte
  407. Desmond Hughes
  408. Lucia Frittitta
  409. Bethany Glassar
  410. Michelle Vicari
  411. Nina Stuart
  412. Robin Quinn
  413. Isabel Silva
  414. Cecilia Prieto Bravo
  415. Alba Xhixha
  416. Jacques Himpens
  417. Laurie Twells PhD
  418. Michael Vallis
  419. Amy Smith RN CDE
  420. Melody Harding
  421. Francesco Baggiani
  422. Jean-Philippe Chaput
  423. Sharon A. Krzyzanowski
  424. Hellas Cena
  425. Daniel B. Jones
  426. Jennifer Brown
  427. Allen F. Browne
  428. Ian Patton
  429. Jacqueline Jacques
  430. Mary Forhan
  431. Sarah Nutter
  432. Stephanie McCarville
  433. Marcela Rodríguez Flores
  434. Dawn Hatanaka
  435. Karlijn Burridge
  436. Ashley McCarthy
  437. Fatima Waqar
  438. Michael Sutker
  439. Catherine Lin
  440. Emilie Boisvert
  441. Raffaele Limauro
  442. Christel Glinker
  443. Dr Lynne Johnston
  444. Rochelle Blacklock
  445. Dr Hilda Mulrooney
  446. Monique Romon
  447. Julie St-Pierre
  448. Matthew M. Hutter
  449. Lauren Wedekind
  450. Danielle Lefebvre
  451. Patricia M. Nece
  452. Paul Davidson
  453. Inés Alonso
  454. Anna Dayer Jankechova
  455. Cristina Parrino
  456. Gregory Pacyk
  457. Susie Birney
  458. Simone Davies
  459. Jean-Philippe Magema
  460. Stefanie Gerlach
  461. Heather Angell
  462. Bernadette Keenan
  463. Veronika Benesova
  464. JP (Juthika Pal)
  465. Andrew Tsang
  466. Jenny Cargiuolo
  467. Beth Greenslade
  468. Christine Hellendy
  469. Zaher Toumi
  470. Massimo Cuzzolaro
  471. Gail Pinnock
  472. Jonathan Gabor
  473. Jose Eduardo Garcia- Flores
  474. Ali Zentner
  475. Ben Whelan
  476. Jennifer Laberge
  477. Mr Mike Pellen
  478. Maria Letizia Petroni
  479. Mohammed Al-Anati
  480. Elena Ruiz-Úcar
  481. Karen Gaynor
  482. Olivia Sewell
  483. Jilla King

Organisations:

  1. The French Speaking Society for Clinical Nutrition and Metabolism (SFNCM), Chairman: Prof Pierre Dechelotte
  2. HOBS- Hälsa oberoende av storlek
  3. Hughes Krupica
  4. La Ligue contre l'obésité
  5. Obesity Action Coalition
  6. Obesity Canada
  7. SOCIEDAD ESPAÑOLA DE OBESIDAD -S EEDO
  8. Obesity Canada
  9. London Bridge Hospital, part of HCA Healthcare
  10. Italian Society of Pediatrics, "Adolescence" study group
  11. Obesity Group of the British Dietetic Association
  12. Approach Center of excellence in kids Obesity (Montreal, Canada)
  13. PCOS Vitality
  14. Société Française de Nutrition
  15. International Medical Press
  16. Tallaght University Hospital
  17. Irish Coalition for People Living with Obesity (ICPO) & European Coalition for People Living with Obesity (ECPO)
  18. ETHICON, JOHNSON & JOHNSON
  19. German Obesity Society (Deutsche Adipositas-Gesellschaft)
  20. MTYBariatrics
  21. Diabetes Training Inc (Canada)
  22. LIGUE CONTRE L'OBESITE

Partner Organizations

  1. American Association of Clinical Endocrinologists (AACE)
  2. American Association for Metabolic and Bariatric Surgery (ASMBS)
  3. American Diabetes Association (ADA)
  4. Diabetes UK
  5. European Association for the Study of Obesity (EASO)
  6. International Federation for the Surgery of Obesity and metabolic Disorders (IFSO)
  7. Obesity Action Coalition (OAC)
  8. Obesity Canada
  9. The Obesity Society (TOS) – USA
  10. World Obesity Federation (WOF)

Other Scientific and Patient Societies

  1. American Academy of Sleep Medicine (AASM)
  2. American Society for Nutrition (ASN)
  3. Association of British Clinical Diabetologists (ABCD)
  4. The Australian National Association of Clinical Obesity Services (NACOS)
  5. Australian and New Zealand Metabolic and Obesity Surgery Society (ANZMOSS)
  6. Austrian Society for Obesity and Metabolic Surgery
  7. Brazilian Society for Bariatric and Metabolic Surgery (SBCBM)
  8. British Obesity and Metabolic Surgery Society (BOMSS)
  9. Canadian Association of Bariatric Physicians and Surgeons (CABPS)
  10. Canadian Association of Cardiovascular Prevention and Rehabilitation (CACPR)
  11. Canadian Association of Occupational Therapists/Association Canadienne des ergothérapeutes
  12. Canadian Psychiatric Association
  13. The Canadian Society of Endocrinology and Metabolism (CSEM)
  14. CIHR-SPOR Chair in Innovative, Patient-Oriented, Behavioural Clinical Trials.
  15. Chilean Society for Bariatric and Metabolic Surgery
  16. Colegio Mexicano de Cirurgia Para la Obesidad y Enfermedades Metabolicas
  17. Croatian Society of Obesity
  18. Dietitians of Canada
  19. Dutch Society for Metabolic and Bariatric Surgery (DSMBS)
  20. The Endocrine Society (USA)
  21. European Coalition for People Living with Obesity (ECPO)
  22. French Clinical Research Network in Obesity (FORCE)
  23. French Society for Research and Care of Obesity (AFERO)
  24. French Society of Bariatric and Metabolic Surgery (SOFFCO-MM)
  25. Hellenic Medical Association for Obesity (HMAO)
  26. Hellenic Society for Bariatric and Metabolic Surgery
  27. Hellenic Society for the Study of Obesity, Metabolism and Eating Disorders
  28. Hong Kong Association for the Study of Obesity
  29. Hong Kong Obesity Society
  30. Hong Kong Society for Metabolic and Bariatric Surgery
  31. Hungarian Society for the Study of Obesity
  32. International Behavioural Trials Network (IBTN)
  33. International Society for the Perioperative Care of the Obese Patient (ISPCOP)
  34. Irish Society for Clinical Nutrition and Metabolism (IrSPEN)
  35. The Israeli Association for the Study of Obesity
  36. Italian Obesity Society (SIO)
  37. Korean Society for the Study of Obesity (KSSO)
  38. Latin American Federation of Obesity (FLASO)
  39. The Lithuanian Society of Bariatric Surgery
  40. Mexican Society of Obesity
  41. National Lipid Association (USA)
  42. Norwegian Society for the Surgery of Obesity
  43. Obesity Australia
  44. Obesity Care Advocacy Network (OCAN)
  45. Obesity Collective
  46. Obesity Medicine Association (USA)
  47. Obesity Society of Nigeria
  48. The Obesity Surgery Society India (OSSI)
  49. Obesity UK
  50. Romanian Bariatric Society
  51. Romanian Federation of Diabetes, Nutrition, Metabolic diseases
  52. The Royal College of Physicians -RCP- (UK)
  53. Russian Society of Bariatric Surgeons
  54. Sociedad Argentina de Cirugia de la Obesidad Enfermedad Metabolica y Otras
  55. Relacionados con la Obesidad
  56. Sociedad Argentina de Obesidad y Trastornos Alimentarios
  57. The Sociedad Española de Cirugía de la Obesidad y Enfermedades Metabólicas (SECO)
  58. Society of American Gastrointestinal and Endoscopic Surgeons (SAGES)
  59. Society of Behavioral Medicine (SBM)
  60. The Society for Surgery of the Alimentary Tract (SSAT)
  61. South African Society for Surgery Obesity and Metabolism
  62. UK Association for the Study of Obesity
  63. Kayl Association for Combating Obesity

Scientific/Medical Journals

  1. The Annals of Surgery
  2. Cell Metabolism (Cell Press)
  3. Cell Reports Medicine (Cell Press)
  4. Clinical Obesity
  5. The Lancet Diabetes & Endocrinology
  6. Med (Cell Press)
  7. All Nature Research Journals
  8. Obesity
  9. Obesity Reviews
  10. Obesity Science and Practice
  11. Obesity Surgery
  12. Pediatric Obesity
  13. Surgery for Obesity and Related Diseases (SOARD)
  14. Trends in Endocrinology and Metabolism (Cell Press)
  15. Trends in Molecular Medicine (Cell Press)

Academic Institutions and Hospitals

  1. Baker Heart and Diabetes Institute. Melbourne, Australia
  2. The Charles Perkins Institute, University of Sydney (Australia)
  3. Geisinger Obesity Institute; Geisinger Health System; Danville, PA (USA)
  4. King’s College Hospital NHS Foundation Trust (UK)
  5. King’s College London (UK)
  6. London Bridge Hospital, London (UK)
  7. Pennington Biomedical Research Center (USA)
  8. Specialized Centers for Obesity Management -GCC-CSO (France)
  9. St Vincent Private Hospital, Dublin (Ireland)
  10. Summer M. Redstone Center, Milken Institute School of Public Health, George
  11. Washington University (USA)
  12. Technische Universität Dresden; Faculty of Medicine Carl Gustav Carus (Germany)
  13. Transcampus of Technische Universität Dresden; Faculty of Medicine Carl Gustav
  14. Carus (Germany) and King’s College London
  15. University College London Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust (UK)
  16. University of Connecticut Rudd Center for Food Policy & Obesity (USA)
  17. The Veneto Obesity Network (Italy)
  18. The Center for Obesity and Diabetes, Oswaldo Cruz German Hospital, Sao Paulo,
  19. (Brazil)
  20. North Bristol NHS Trust

Parliamentary Groups

  • The All-Party Parliamentary Group on Obesity – APPG
  • A Group of cross-party members of the House of Commons and House of Lords

Industry

  • Medtronic
  • Ethicon
  • WW (Formerly Weight Watchers)
  • Novo Nordisk
  • GI Dynamics

 

Partners

American Association of Clinical Endocrinologists

American Association for Metabolic and Bariatric Surgery

American Diabetes Association

Diabetes UK

European Association for the Study of Obesity

International Federation for the Surgery of Obesity and metabolic Disorders

Obesity Action Coalition

Obesity Canada

The Obesity Society

World Obesity Federation

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