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World Obesity Day 2024: Theme, History and Significance

Every year World Obesity Day is observed on March 4, aimed at changing perspectives on obesity, correcting misconceptions, ending stigmas, and raising awareness of this medical condition, which is defined as excess body weight in the form of fat as when this fat builds up. Obesity can cause serious health problems such as heart disease, diabetes, high blood pressure, severe arthritis, and even certain cancers.

  • The main purpose of this day is to spread awareness about obesity and encourage action towards its elimination.

World Obesity Day 2024: History

World Obesity Federation in collaboration with its global members convened the day. The day was first observed in 2015 as an annual campaign to encourage and support practical actions.

In 2015, the World Obesity Federation started to work with the WHO and the Lancet Commission to raise awareness regarding the situation. In 2017, World Obesity Day was observed for the first time with the theme, “Treat obesity now and avoid the consequences later”.

World Obesity Day 2024: Theme

  • The theme on world obesity day 2022 is “Everybody needs to act”.


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