Overcoming obesity

Even 5% weight loss can significantly improve comorbidity

A very low energy diet is an integral part of the obesity management ‘toolbox’.

Australia has one of the highest rates of obesity in the developed world, where the proportion of overweight or obese adults has increased from 56% in 1995 to 63% in 2014/15.1-2

Of greatest concern is the predicted increase in obesity prevalence among adults to up to 80% by the year 2025.

The WHO defines obesity as abnormal or excessive fat accumulation that presents a risk to health.4

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