Obesity--recommendations for management in general practice and beyond.

  title={Obesity--recommendations for management in general practice and beyond.},
  author={Mariee Teresa Grima and J Brandon Dixon},
  journal={Australian family physician},
  volume={42 8},
BACKGROUND It is well recognised that Australia has one of the highest prevalences of overweight and obesity in the developed world, and that this is the greatest contributing factor, along with ageing, to the chronic disease burden in our society. Predictions are confronting; close to 80% of Australian adults are predicted by be obese by the year 2025. The determinants of obesity are multifactorial and are influenced by early life environments as well as genetics. Prevention is failing due to… CONTINUE READING


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