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[Comment] A Commission on obesity

The global pandemic of obesity continues unabated: 2·7 billion adults are projected to be overweight or have obesity by 2025.1 Obesity is driving global increases in type 2 diabetes, cardiovascular diseases, and several types of cancer, yet the implementation of recommended policies to reduce obesity has been slow and patchy.2 Therefore, WHO targets for 20253 to “halt the rise of obesity and diabetes” from the 2010 baseline will not be met without major global action. In addition, obesity is a visible marker of serious, underlying, systemic problems in food systems and in urban design and transport systems.

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