Obesity

Alternate Term Label:
Obesity prevention
NARROWER TERMS
Journal article

Weight before and after a diagnosis of breast cancer or ductal carcinoma in situ: a national Australian survey

The aim of this study was to describe the prevalence of self-reported overweight and obesity before and after a diagnosis of BC or Ductal Carcinoma in Situ (DCIS).
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“At 150 kg, you can't run” men's weight loss stories in a popular health magazine provide appropriate examples of good health practice

This analysis uses a mixed methods approach that combines thematic analysis and descriptive statistics to examine weight loss strategies against clinical practice guidelines for the management of overweight and obesity.
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Obese adults’ perceptions of news reporting on obesity: the panopticon and synopticon at work

This study used in-depth interviews and thematic analysis to explore obese individuals’ perceptions of, and responses to, news reporting about obesity.
Infographic

Developing a consensus statement on healthy eating and active living: VicHealth guide to best practice

There’s an urgent need for the government and health organisations to collaborate and turn the tide on childhood obesity. In response, VicHealth convened a roundtable of nine key organisations in 2017 to develop a consensus statement on healthy eating and active living.
Report

Overweight and obesity among Australian children and adolescents

Overweight and obesity affects 25% of Australian children and adolescents, and is associated with poorer health and wellbeing and higher health-care costs. Many factors contribute to the development of overweight and obesity, including environmental influences and individual behaviours.
Report

Turning the tables: making healthy choices easier for consumers

This report exploring public attitudes towards healthy eating finds that the food market in the UK is not working for consumers, with too many in the UK facing significant barriers to eating healthy diets.
Report

A framework for monitoring overweight and obesity in Australia

Overweight and obesity is a major public health concern. This report describes a conceptual framework for monitoring overweight and obesity in Australia.
Fact sheet

Fact Check: Is sugar consumption down while obesity rates have risen?

Alison Watkins, the group managing director of Coca-Cola Amatil, has argued against a sugar tax, emphasising that despite a fall in the consumption of added sugars since 1995, obesity rates have continued to rise.
Report

The burden and cost of excess body mass in Western Australian adults and children

Excess body mass causes significant personal, health care, and societal costs. This research finds that if population levels of overweight and obesity continue to climb, it is projected that the cost to the WA health system will increase by 80 per cent in the decade...
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Policies influencing the provision of healthy food and drinks in local government‐owned sport and recreation facilities in Victoria, Australia

This study assessed the policies, attitudes and practices of local governments in Victoria, Australia, relating to obesity prevention and the provision of healthy food in their sporting facilities.