Obesity to cost Australia almost $90 billion over next decade
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.
- Get serious about managing those already obese.
- 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