Calling obesity a ‘disease’ won’t curb epidemic: experts

However, the call has divided health experts and doctors who counter that while action on obesity is warranted, classifying it as a disease may have little effect on curbing the epidemic.

A report from Obesity Australia, No Time to Weight — Obesity: A National Epidemic and its Impact on Australia, emphasises the genetic and epigenetic drivers of obesity and claims that up to 90% of the Australian population is genetically predisposed to weight issues.