County Profile - Scotland

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 Scotland

Obesity levels in Scotland are among the highest of the OECD countries. 67% of adults in Scotland are classed as suffering from overweight and obesity. 30% of children in Scotland are classed as suffering from overweight and obesity. The proportion of children at risk of obesity significantly increased with age, from 11% of those aged 2-6 to 21% of those aged 12-15. These proportions were the same for both boys and girls.


Country Representatives

Patient Organisations

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


Patient Organisation Social Media

Scotland’s patients organisations are available on Social Media


Scientific Organisations

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


Scientific Organisation Social Media

Scotland’s scientific organisations are available on Social Media

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