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Obesity to cost Australia almost $90 billion over next decade

Neil Mitchell
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Australia still isn’t serious about tackling the obesity epidemic, says the president-elect of the World Obesity Foundation.

A recent report from Pricewaterhouse Coopers says the problem will cost Australia almost $88 billion over the next decade.

Ian Caterson, professor of human nutrition at the University of Sydney, said we needed to do two things.

  1. Get serious about managing those already obese.
  2. Get serious about preventing others from getting obese.

‘We’ve got to get serious,’ he told Neil Mitchell on 3AW Mornings.

LISTEN: Ian Caterson explains what needs to be done on 3AW

Neil Mitchell
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