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A better understanding of the science and reality of obesity is urgently needed
journal contributionposted on 2023-02-10, 02:19 authored by T Petre, A Bauman, P Sumithran, Gary SacksGary Sacks, T Lobstein, C Le Roux, C Mullen, B Oldfield
Efforts to prevent and treat obesity need to be grounded in science. A historical focus on individual responsibility has been ineffective in halting the rise in obesity prevalence. There needs to be a better understanding of environmental and biological drivers of weight gain to help reduce weight bias and stigma and identify more effective policies for action.