Overweight and obesity continues to be one of the, if not the, greatest challenge to the Australian healthcare system. The most recent data1 from the Australian Institute of Health and Welfare notes that nearly two thirds of Australian adults are overweight or obese, with obesity rising, and one quarter of children are […]
[Image courtesy of the World Obesity Federation]
Launched in 2015, World Obesity Day aims to stimulate and support practical solutions to help people achieve and maintain a healthy weight, and to reverse the obesity epidemic currently facing our health system.
In 2018, the campaign is focused on raising awareness about the […]
Obesity is a chronic health problem that health professionals need to get comfortable talking about said international obesity expert Dr Arya Sharma in a session which offered delegates some practical take home tips to use with overweight and obese patients.
Obesity is a chronic health problem
At the ‘Meet the Professor’ session Dr Sharma […]
“Australia’s health, wellbeing and productivity are being threatened by an epidemic of weight-related illness”1. The Obesity Prevention Consensus have just released a report outlining eight key action items to help address obesity in Australia.
According to the Obesity Prevention Coalition, the economic burdens posed by weight-related illnesses have exceeded that of tobacco related illness1. Approximately 63.4% […]