Public health

Obesity must be treated as a chronic relapsing disease in its own right

There was some interdisciplinary verbal sparring about obesity management on the final day of AGW 2018 but, entertainment value aside, all parties agreed on the seriousness of the problem. Endocrinologist Professor Ian Caterson set the scene with the sobering statistics that 63% of Australian adults are overweight or obese and the cost to the community ...

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