Consensus Statement

Obesity is a complex medical condition and is influenced by several factors. Most of them are biological, beyond full personal control. The media, public, and even healthcare providers, including doctors, focus overwhelmingly on the contribution of individual choices and responsibility. We need to sum all efforts to eliminate weight stigmatization. 

Obesity Surgery endorses the pledge taken by over 100 medical and scientific organizations across the world to support the Consensus Statement that recognizes unscientific public narratives of obesity as a major cause of weight stigma and calls for strong policies and legislation to prevent weight-based discrimination.  The Consensus Statement can be found here: