On October 9, 2018 the National Academies of Sciences, Engineering, and Medicine held a public workshop titled “Current Status and Response to the Global Obesity Pandemic” in Washington, DC. The workshop examined the status of the global obesity pandemic and explored approaches used to manage the problem in different settings around the world. This Proceedings of a Workshop–in Brief highlights presentations which discussed the importance of understanding the obesity epidemic in global context and shared perspectives on the implications of obesity as a global problem for prevention and treatment efforts in the United States, with an emphasis on reducing disparities.
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