County Profile - Italy

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 Italy

Italy has over 23 million people (46% of the population) who are suffering from Obesity. There are different centre for the management of obesity which is based on your current city, along with various awareness campaigns and self-help groups. Obesity has been recognised as a disease in Italy.


Patient Organisations

Italy has organisations that is available to support people who are living with obesity.

Our mission is to supply correct information for the treatment of obesity, in collaboration with the different centres offered by the national health system. We also offer online help groups (fb groups), self-help groups in person, we collaborate together with different scientific and political societies the rights and duties of the person with obesity and the fight against social and clinical stigma.

Patient Organisation Social Media

Italy’s patients organisations are available on Social Media


Scientific Organisations

Italy has scientific organisations that specialise in the treatment of obesity.

Scientific Organisation Social Media

Italy’s scientific organisations are available on Social Media

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