This project looked at how we can implement a sustainable response to obesity in the UK over the next 40 years. It gathered scientific evidence from across a wide range of disciplines to inform a strategic view of this issue.
The project’s objectives were to:
use the scientific evidence base from across a wide range of disciplines to identify the broad range of factors that influence obesity
create a shared understanding of the relationships between the main factors influencing levels of obesity and their relative importance
build on this evidence to identify effective interventions
analyse how future levels of obesity might change and the most effective future responses