State of research on the prevention and treatment of obesity
I. Implement the recommendations made in the many reports already published on the issue of obesity. II. Reduce social-cultural inequalities and promote social insertion of lower social-professional categories. III. Focus on measures to change the Environment: – limit children's exposure to advertising and marketing, – improve the quality of the food supply, – change the environment to reduce sedentary lifestyle and increase physical activity. IV. Set up a comprehensive prevention plan: – introducing an international interdepartmental governance, – setting up a committee to identify the scientific advances to take into account in the operational struggle against obesity, – focusing on prevention among the population at risk locally, – assessing systematically the impact of the measures taken. V. Promote body diversity. VI. Regulate dieting. VII. Systematically check for visceral adiposity. VIII. Develop early prevention. IX. Expand the fields of obesity research.
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Office Parlementaire d´Evaluation des Choix Scientifiques et Technologiques of the French Parliament (OPECST)