Posts: Obesity

9 10, 2018

How Lifestyle Medicine addresses weight stigma: World Obesity Day 2018

By | 2019-02-21T11:40:47+00:00 October 9th, 2018|0 Comments

[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 […]

12 02, 2018

The 5 A’s of obesity management

By | 2019-02-21T12:20:29+00:00 February 12th, 2018|0 Comments

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 […]

11 10, 2017

Obesity Prevention Consensus: 8 action areas to address obesity in Australia

By | 2019-02-21T14:11:17+00:00 October 11th, 2017|0 Comments

“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% […]

27 06, 2017

Is the link between Obesity and Type 2 Diabetes as causal as is often presumed?

By | 2019-02-21T15:01:23+00:00 June 27th, 2017|0 Comments

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 […]