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2018 European Obesity Day – Tackling Obesity Together



This week I am in Dublin for the 7th Conference of the Association for the Study of Obesity on the Island of Ireland (asoi), which co-incides with the 2018 European Obesity Day (Saturday, May 18).

As any “day”, the aim of the Obesity Day is to draw attention to and foster discussions about obesity, its causes, and possible solutions.

The accompanying website provides links to a number of interesting and helpful resources, including Obesity Facts, messages to Policy Makers, Patient Perspectives, Addressing Obesity Stigma, and Patient and Expert videos.

How much these activities change the narrative and actions on obesity remain to be seen, but no doubt, any initiative that promotes greater awareness and discussion of the science of obesity is much appreciated.

@DrSharma
Dublin, Ireland

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