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Themed Call: Prevention and treatment of obesity (2015)


Published: 03 June 2019

Version: 1

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Date opened: 9 December 2015
Date closed: 6 April 2016

In late 2015, the NIHR issued a call for research into the prevention and treatment of obesity in adults and children. Issues of particular importance for this call included the prevention of type 2 diabetes and increasing levels of physical activity.

Preventing obesity and type 2 diabetes is a priority for the UK Government. With over 60% of the adult population either overweight or obese and more than 2.7 million people diagnosed with type-2 diabetes, the health burden and economic impact of obesity in the UK are increasing.

Participating programmes

Funding research

For more information on research funded in this area, please visit NIHR open data - obesity