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A Message from the WOS Chair:

Professor Nadim Haboubi MBChB MRCP MD FRCP FRCPE SCOPE (Fellow). Professor of Clinical Nutrition and Obesity

The Welsh Obesity Society (WOS) was launched in October 2016, and has replaced the National Obesity Forum Wales which was established in 2009.  The launch was on the day when the organisation had its annual education day which included a business meeting for the members of the steering group.  The venue was Nevill Hall hospital Abergavenny.  It gives me great pleasure to  be asked to chair this society .   The event was attended by approximately 90 delegates from all over Wales but mostly from South Wales.  We were privileged to see colleagues from the North to take part either by being with us in Abergavenny or through video conference links.  The members of the society are multidisciplinary health professionals who have a special interest in obesity.  They are dieticians, physicians, surgeons, general practitioners, pharmacists, psychologists, CBT, nurses, physical therapists, midwives, lay people etc .

The aim of the society is to address various issues related to obesity in Wales and how to tackle this epidemic.  Enhancing the knowledge, networking and expand service provisions for obesity prevention and management both in children and adults are our objectives.

We also endeavour to have a close relationship with the Association for the Study of Obesity UK (ASO) and Diabetes UK (Cymru)

We aspire to work closely with the Welsh government, Public Health Wales, local authorities, the media, voluntary organisations and others

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Obesity is currently the leading cause for coronary artery disease, various cancer, diabetes mellitus, strokes, hypertension, sleep apnea, respiratory problems, osteoarthritis, social and work related problems. Health survey for England (HSE) data done in January 2016 showed that 60% of adults are overweight or obese, slightly more in women (24% men and 27% women) with increased risk of obesity among children …

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