Health topics

Obesity

 

Obesity and overweight are major risk factors for a number of chronic diseases, including diabetes, cardiovascular diseases and cancer. Once considered a problem only in high-income countries, overweight and obesity are now dramatically on the rise in low- and middle-income countries.

This page provides links to publications and reports, news and events, as well as contacts and cooperating partners working on this topic in the Region. Also shown are links to related web sites.