[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% […]
Causality is a difficult concept in chronic disease. Rarely is it as simply explained as Koch’s Postulates was able to do with acute disease.
Attempts to assign a ‘linear’ relationship (i.e. presence of risk = development of disease) to chronic diseases often fall short of a comprehensive causal explanation vis. ‘diet’ as a singular cause of […]