Australia’s obesity epidemic hits ‘alarming’ new rate

Almost a million Aussies have joined the obesity trend in the past three years - and teens are widely among them
Jocelyn Wright
Obese teen

There are now almost one million more patients with obesity in Australia today than three years ago, according to a report.

Fewer than one-third of adults are now in the ‘normal’ weight category, according to research by the Collective for Action on Obesity, an industry-funded alliance of corporate, research and advocacy organisations.