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Increasing prevalence of obesity is a global issue. Flow-on consequences are significant and multi-sector, with a current example being the worse health outcomes of COVID-19 infection in obese individuals.

Multiple approaches to reduce obesity have been considered, trialed and/or implemented with variable success. Unfortunately, there is limited evidence of overall impact of these approaches to reduce rates of obesity.

This lecture will explore a range of “anti-obesity” approaches including those where the responsibility lies with individuals, through to more societal or global measures. Pros and cons of various approaches will be explored. The aim of this lecture is to increase our appreciation of the complexity of the task, and that there is no single, simple solution.

Further, Professor John Prins (webinar speaker) will "argue that what is needed is a single, simple commitment!".