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Aims and scope

BMC Obesity is an open access, peer-reviewed journal that considers articles on all aspects of human obesity across the lifecourse. These include the prevention, causes, treatment, management, and implications of obesity, incorporating lifestyle, epidemiology, policy and community/environmental interventions, related approaches for weight loss and the prevention of weight gain, management of the condition including the use of drugs and surgery, and basic science relating to the causes and effects of obesity. Research from developing country contexts is encouraged. 


Clare Partridge, BioMed Central

Section Editors

  • Adrian Cameron, Deakin University
  • Philip McTernan, University of Warwick​​​​​​​
  • Anna Peeters, Deakin University
  • Tommy Visscher, Windesheim University of Applied Sciences, Zwolle