Weight Watchers calls for government subsidies

POLL: Should private weight-loss companies be offered federal subsidies to help patients lose weight?

The weightloss giant is expected to put its case to the government at the Obesity Australia Summit in Canberra this week, arguing there is now sufficient evidence to support the move.

Research funded by Weight Watchers through a grant to the UK Medical Research Council, published in The Lancet last year, found overweight and obese adults