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COVID-19 is a serious disease that puts people with pre-existing medical conditions, including obesity, at a higher risk of experiencing complications and becoming seriously ill. Learn more about COVID-19's effects on health and how people with obesity are living and coping during the pandemic.
If you would like to learn more about obesity, find tangible information about this issue and talk to other people with obesity in a non-virtual format, Open House Programme is the event you need to attend.
To learn more about the programme and check if it is being executed in your country, just click on this link.
“I feel like a lot of people would say: Well, you ate chocolate and you got fat. But it is not that simple”
”It has been estimated that about 40% to 70% of a person’s likelihood of developing obesity is due to genes.”
“I was ashamed of who I was until I shifted my mindset. Until I fully embraced the fact that obesity is a chronic disease.”
“Contemporary obesity management is based on asking, listening and understanding the person’s experience first.”
Obesity is far from simple
Obesity is a chronic disease, not a life choice. From genetics to environment, many factors play a role in developing obesity, as well whether you loose and gain weight. And the experiences of people living with obesity are just as varied and complex.