Obesity in Australia

It is estimated that approximately 6 million Australians aged 18 years and over are living with obesity; and approximately 1 million of these Australians aged 18-65 years are living with clinically severe obesity.

According to current guidelines, these people should be seeking primary care to manage their obesity and risk of related complications, and be considered for referral to a specialist obesity management service where indicated. We believe that patients should have equitable access to all available treatment options across all levels within health system.

These should be delivered by a multidisciplinary team of healthcare professionals using long-term chronic disease approaches and considering patient preferences and variations in responses.

What is obesity?

What is obesity?

Overweight and obesity are terms used to define excess body weight in the form of fat causally linked to poor health…

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Managing obesity

Managing Obesity

NACOS recognises the key role of general practitioners (GPs) in managing obesity in the primary health care setting.

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Obesity stigma

Obesity stigma

Shaming and blaming has not, and will not, work. As a society, we must change our approach to addressing this chronic disease …

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Obesity in Australia

Obesity in Australia

It is estimated that approximately 6 million Australians aged 18 years and over are living with obesity…

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