County Profile - Germany

The ECPO is a European organisation consisting of national advocates from across 24 countries. Our aim is to support the national associations and collaborate as one strong united voice. Here you will find more information on the support available in your country. This may range from a patient association and/or scientific association, to highlighting the work in your country in the obesity area. Please scroll down to find out more from the patient representatives for your country and engage with them via their email or social media for further information.

Obesity in Germany

Germany has approximately 11 million people (16.3%. of all adults) who are living with obesity. Treatments including Surgery, medication, conservative treatment (Life style changes) and patient organisations/local self help groups are available someone who is living with obesity. Obesity has only very recently been recognised as a disease in Germany.


Patient Organisations

Germany has organisations that is available to support people who are living with obesity. The organisations available offer educational events (on site and virtual), Brochures and magazines, support for local self help groups which in turn serve patients.




Patient Organisation Social Media

Portugal’s patients organisations are available on Social Media


Scientific Organisations

Germany has scientific organisations that specialise in the treatment of obesity by supplying information on research and setting the guidelines for the treatments available.

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