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This global assessment has been developed to collect and analyze beliefs, perceptions and attitudes of healthcare professionals around obesity and obesity care.
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Between 1975 and 2016, how did worldwide obesity rates change?


According to the World Health Organisation (2016), there are around 2 billion adults currently living with overweight, of which 650 million are considered to be affected by obesity. The World Obesity Federation estimates that by 2030 1 billion people globally will be living with obesity.

True or false?

The only way to lose weight is to eat less and move more.


Obesity is a complex medical condition that can be caused by a variety of factors, including genetics, environment, and lifestyle. Recent research has shown that weight gain can lead to a network of metabolic changes.

Myth or fact?

Obesity causes diabetes.


Obesity is a risk factor for type 2 diabetes (T2D) but not a direct cause. Obesity can increase the risk of developing metabolic syndrome, T2D, cardiovascular disease and several types of cancer.

True or false?

The trend toward body positivity means that I cannot raise issues around body weight with my patients.


It can be difficult to talk about weight – and there may be a case for metabolically healthy obesity in some people – but if done appropriately and without stigma it is possible to talk about a patient’s weight in relation to their health.

Assessment of healthcare professionals’ perceptions and approaches to obesity in clinical settings



Andreea Ciudin, MD, PhD

University Hospital Vall d’Hebron
Barcelona, Catalonia, Spain

Luca Busetto, MD, PhD

Department of Medicine University of Padova
Padova, Italy

Ximena Ramos Salas, PhD

Chair, Bias 180 ( Consultant, European Association for the Study of Obesity
Kristianstad, Sweden