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World Obesity Day will be celebrated on 11th October to remind us of the urgent need to research and arrive at translatable solutions to a pressing world-wide problem. The scope of EJCN is broad covering topics from mother & child health and micronutrient inadequacies to enteral and parenteral nutrition, as well as energy balance and chronic disease. In this web focus, the editorial team present a selection of recent papers that have addressed the problem of obesity, across the many facets of contemporary research. We hope you enjoy the content.