The Global Syndemic of Obesity, Undernutrition, and Climate Change: The Lancet Commission report

Obesity is still increasing in prevalence in almost all countries and is an important risk factor for poor health and mortality. The current approach to obesity prevention is failing despite many piecemeal efforts, recommendations, and calls to action. This Commission following on from two Lancet Series on obesity looks at obesity in a much wider context of common underlying societal and political drivers for malnutrition in all its forms­ and climate change. The Commission urges a radical rethink of business models, food systems, civil society involvement, and national and international governance to address The Global Syndemic of Obesity, Undernutrition, and Climate Change. A holistic effort to reorient human systems to achieve better human and planetary health is our most important and urgent challenge.

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Reducing Obesity: Future Choices | Foresight Project (2007)

Foresight report looking at how we can respond to rising levels of obesity in the UK. “Foresight projects give evidence to policy-makers to help them make policies that are more resilient to the future.” Images below were captured from: https://assets.publishing.service.gov.uk/government/uploads/system/uploads/attachment_data/file/287937/07-1184x-tackling-obesities-future-choices-report.pdf Please click on the image to enlarge to study in detail.

“Diabetes Control:  A Matter of Political Will” by Dr Patrick Martin, MD

Diabetes Control:  A Matter of Political Will Patrick Martin, MD Student and Citizen November 2017 Imagine a small island nation where 20% of children are big. Big, as in upwards of 50 pounds of fat hanging from the midsection and extremities of young and delicate skeletal frames. In the Federation, there are primary school children… Read More