What is causing the obesity epidemic—and how can we stop and reverse this worldwide weight problem? A new website offers authoritative answers to these pressing questions and sheds light on one of the most challenging public health threats of our time.

The Obesity Prevention Source website, launched by the Department of Nutrition at Harvard School of Public Health (HSPH), aims to give the public, health professionals, public health practitioners, business and community leaders, and policymakers quick and easy access to science-based information about obesity’s causes, its dire consequences, and what can and must be done to turn back obesity’s global spread.

“You can find lots of websites about weight loss or obesity control, but few provide comprehensive, timely, and science-based information on this global health problem—a problem that is preventable,” said Frank Hu, professor of nutrition and epidemiology at HSPH and co-editorial director of the website.

The website is available at http://www.hsph.harvard.edu/obesity-prevention-source and http://www.obesitypreventionsource.org.

Created by the same HSPH nutrition experts behind the popular and authoritative website The Nutrition Source (http://www.thenutritionsource.org), The Obesity Prevention Source website accepts no subsidies or commercial support from any industry, so that it can deliver an unbiased perspective on obesity prevention.

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