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2017

IARC Working Group Reports Volume 10: Energy balance and obesity

27/09/2017

The International Agency for Research on Cancer (IARC) is pleased to announce the publication of a new IARC Working Group Report. The report, entitled Energy Balance and Obesity, reviews the drivers of obesity, including the roles of excess energy intake and specific foods and nutrients in the global obesity epidemic. The report is the result of the collaborative work of 17 international experts and is based on the latest scientific evidence.
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IARC Press Release 253: New IARC report: comprehensive analysis of factors driving obesity English


Dr Isabelle Romieu, Senior Visiting Scientist in the Section of Nutrition and Metabolism at IARC and one of the editors of the Working Group Report on Energy Balance and Obesity, highlights the key findings in this new report.


Dr Isabelle Romieu, Senior Visiting Scientist, Nutritional Epidemiology Group, IARC

Professor Walter C. Willett of the Harvard Chan School of Public Health, who is an editor of the Working Group Report on Energy Balance and Obesity, presents the most important measure to control the global obesity epidemic.


Dr Walter Willett, Professor of Epidemiology and Nutrition, Department of Nutrition, Harvard Chan
School of Public Health

The quality of diet and energy balance


Obesity hot spots


Obesity factors

Cancer sites linked to overweight and obesity