It’s time to prioritise your health and take control of your obesity.
Would you try to treat any other chronic disease
without medical help?
88% of doctors surveyed across 11 countries agree that obesity is a chronic disease.1
The causes of obesity vary from person to person and so skilled medical treatment is needed.2
obesity is a chronic disease.1
YOUR DOCTOR IS THERE TO HELP
In an international survey, 95% of GPs believed they could help their patients to lose weight, so it is sensible to take advantage of their knowledge and willingness.1
Your GP can help you understand the complexities of obesity and provide information about which treatment options are best for you. They can show you how weight loss can improve your health and refer you to other professionals if needed.3 87% of doctors agree that treating obesity should involve a team of other medical professionals.1
In a recent global survey, 8/10 doctors agreed that they
are responsible for helping their patients to lose weight.1
- Caterson I, et al. Gaps to bridge: Misalignment between perception, reality and actions in obesity, Diabetes Obes Metab 2019; 21(8): 1914–24.
- Action to prevent obesity and reduce its impact across the life course – Evidence Review. 2018. Available at https://www.racp.edu.au/docs/default-source/advocacy-library/racp-obesity-position-statement.pdf. Accessed December 2019
- RACGP Smoking, nutrition, alcohol, physical activity (SNAP): A population health guide to behavioural risk factors in general practice, 2nd edition. Melbourne: Available at https://www.racgp.org.au/FSDEDEV/media/documents/Clinical%20Resources/Guidelines/SNAP-guideline.pdf. Accessed December 2019.
- Brett E.Obesity Treatment: We’ve Only Just Begun. Endocrine Prac 2018; 24(5): 492–4.