Walking the fine line between healthy weight advice and fat shaming

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Being overweight increases your risk of heart disease and stroke, type 2 diabetes, muscle and joint problems, and some cancers (including endometrial, breast and colon). And currently almost two in three Australian adults are overweight or obese.
The increased risk for health problems starts when you are only very slightly overweight and increases as the excess weight increases. The risks associated with a poor diet and high BMI are the top two disease burdens in Australia, ahead of smoking. So reducing overweight and obesity is a government health priority.
Original languageEnglish
Number of pages3
Specialist publicationThe Conversation
Publication statusPublished - 18 Aug 2017


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