The Netherlands Association for the Study of Obesity (NASO) is a multidisciplinary association with the purpose to study, discuss, and disseminate all (basic) scientific and clinical aspects of overweight and obesity and associated complications. Our goal is to increase mutual exchange between members working in different fields of obesity research.


The Netherlands Association for the Study of Obesity and Dutch Society for Metabolic and Bariatric Surgery have initiated a media campaign to increase the awareness of obesity as a chronic disease that increases the risk of many complications and other chronic diseases.

We have sent out the following press release:

Persbericht NASO en DSMBS Wereld Obesitas Dag 2020

Please feel free to support this media campaign through your network.

Also see: https://easo.org/advocacy/


NASO welcomes invitations to participate in (inter)national advisory board meetings, such as the Dutch Health Council (Gezondheidsraad), ZON-MW, and non-governmental organisations such as the Netherlands Nutrition Information Centre and The Netherlands Institute for Sports and Movement (NISB).