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Inaction on obesity is bad for sustainable development

The number of people with obesity could skyrocket to 850 million globally by 2025. We need to act now. Image: World Obesity Foundation

Johanna Ralston
CEO , World Obesity Federation
Sir Trevor Hassell
President, Healthy Caribbean Coalition
Vanessa Candeias
Senior Director, The Hepatitis Fund
Lars Fruergaard Jorgensen
President and Chief Executive Officer, Novo Nordisk
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Image: The vicious cycle of stigma and bias in obesity. Adapted from Rebecca M Puhl, PhD
Many factors influence a person's metabolic balance throughout their life
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