77094 - An Ounce of Prevention: Early Intervention Against Weight-Related Comorbidity
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An Ounce of Prevention: Early Intervention against Obesity-Related Comorbidity
Relevance to General Practice
Clinical obesity is on the rise globally and now affects two-thirds (63%) of Australian adults, and is a leading cause of preventable morbidity and mortality in Australia.
Correspondingly, obesity-related comorbidity is also on the rise. Obesity is now the second-highest contributor to the burden of disease (after dietary risks), and was declared a National Health Priority Area in 2008.
- Describe the burden of obesity-related morbidity.
- Explain the importance of early and effective obesity-intervention for improved patient outcomes.
- Manage obesity to improve health outcomes