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Suggested Citation:"Appendix B: Acronyms and Abbreviations." National Academies of Sciences, Engineering, and Medicine. 2019. Current Status and Response to the Global Obesity Pandemic: Proceedings of a Workshop. Washington, DC: The National Academies Press. doi: 10.17226/25273.
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Acronyms and Abbreviations

BMI

body mass index

CDC

U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention

ECLAC

Economic Commission for Latin America and the Caribbean

FAO

Food and Agriculture Organization

GDA

Guideline Daily Amount

GDP

gross domestic product

HELIUS

Healthy Life in an Urban Setting

IDF

International Diabetes Federation

IHME

Institute for Health Metrics and Evaluation

MAPPS

Management Advocacy for Providers, Patients, and Systems

NCD

noncommunicable disease

NCD-RisC

Noncommunicable Diseases Risk Factor Collaboration

OECD

Organisation for Economic Co-operation and Development

Suggested Citation:"Appendix B: Acronyms and Abbreviations." National Academies of Sciences, Engineering, and Medicine. 2019. Current Status and Response to the Global Obesity Pandemic: Proceedings of a Workshop. Washington, DC: The National Academies Press. doi: 10.17226/25273.
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PAHO

Pan American Health Organization

RODAM

Research on Obesity and Diabetes among African Migrants

UN

United Nations

WHO

World Health Organization

WHO-CHOICE

World Health Organization’s CHOosing Interventions that are Cost-Effective

Suggested Citation:"Appendix B: Acronyms and Abbreviations." National Academies of Sciences, Engineering, and Medicine. 2019. Current Status and Response to the Global Obesity Pandemic: Proceedings of a Workshop. Washington, DC: The National Academies Press. doi: 10.17226/25273.
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Suggested Citation:"Appendix B: Acronyms and Abbreviations." National Academies of Sciences, Engineering, and Medicine. 2019. Current Status and Response to the Global Obesity Pandemic: Proceedings of a Workshop. Washington, DC: The National Academies Press. doi: 10.17226/25273.
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The increasing prevalence and burden of obesity transcends borders, straining populations worldwide. Data shows that 50 million girls, 74 million boys, 390 million women, and 281 million men were estimated to have obesity in 2016 (NCD-RisC, 2017).

The National Academies of Sciences, Engineering, and Medicine convened a workshop on October 9, 2018 to address the status of the global obesity pandemic and discuss diverse approaches to manage this problem. Speakers examined the collective prevalence, costs, and drivers of obesity around the world using cross-cultural comparisons. Panels and group discussions emphasized the need to reduce disparities in prevention and treatment efforts and to generate new policy and system initiatives related to nutrition and physical activity worldwide. This publication summarizes the presentations and discussions from the workshop.

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