More health resources needed to curtail obesity epidemic in Europe

BMJ 2008; 336 doi: (Published 22 May 2008) Cite this as: BMJ 2008;336:1155
  1. John Zarocostas
  1. 1Geneva

    Doctors need to regard obesity as a disease and base any treatment on sound evidence, participants at the 16th European Congress on Obesity in Geneva were told last week. At the gathering, organised by the European Association for the Study of Obesity, more than 2500 experts met to discuss the problem and the need for increased resources.

    Votjech Hainer, the association’s president, said: “We have a lack of human resources; we have a lack of obesity specialists; we have a lack of obesity management centres; and we have a lack of knowledge among physicians.” …

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