Tackling weight gain
Excessive weight is a global pandemic, nearly tripling since 1975. In 2016 more than 1.9 billion adults were overweight. Excessive weight increases the risk of diabetes, heart disease, musculoskeletal conditions and many types of cancer. It is the fifth biggest risk to life globally, accounting for 5% of global deaths, and it can lead to mental health conditions such as depression. Obesity places a big cost burden on the global economy, estimated at over $2tn every year.
Weight gain is preventable but, despite over a hundred years of attempts, no universally safe and effective weight-loss solution has been found. All successful solutions involve surgery which is costly and invasive. Solutions that are low cost and widely available, historically have poor results, with little or no lasting weight loss for the average person.
We are here to change this and to hand millions the power to achieve a healthy weight.