Obesity in Slovakia
In Slovakia, 25% of the adult population (over 1 million people) are living with obesity and more than 1/3 of the population is overweight.
5% of children suffer from obesity, 12% are overweight, children have the option of treating obesity through their pediatrician and endocrinologist, or other specialists. Obesity treatment for children is covered by public health insurance.
General practitioners, diabetologists, internists and endocrinologists are treating diseases associated with obesity.
For people living with obesity there is evidenced based information for patient and public available from the following websites: www.mojstob.sk , www.sklon.sk, www.obesitas.sk .
Obesity has not yet been recognized as a disease.
As of November 2020, the ECPO Slovak representative Hana Vrabcova has recieved the appointment from the Minstry of Health in Slovakia to work as a member of the working group on Prevention of Endocrinological and Matabolic Diseases.
If you wish to learn more on Hana’s work in Slovakia, please see her profile below and the organisation she works with above for further information.