Obesity: An Underestimated Threat

A public perception survey conducted in seven European countries by independent strategic insight agency Opinium, in collaboration with the European Association for the Study of Obesity (EASO) and with the support of Medtronic.

Survey across seven European countries reveals low public awareness of the adverse effects of obesity

Despite it being well known that obesity is becoming a growing problem in Europe, the general public is still largely unaware of its significance, or of the fact that many of them are already at risk.

This survey, conducted among 14,000 people in seven EU countries, has revealed a large number of people who are oblivious to some of the important health implications, the causes and treatment of obesity, and even of how levels of weight relate to themselves.

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