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Obesity Prevention & Management – RACGPs Position

In February 2019 the Royal Australian College of General Practitioners released a Position Statement on Obesity Prevention and Management.

RACGP’s Position:
“The Royal Australian College of General Practitioners (RACGP) recognises that obesity is one of the most important health issues facing Australia and affects the health, wellbeing and productivity of many Australians.

Obesity is linked directly and indirectly to many chronic conditions and also causes significant morbidity.

General practice has a central role to play in the prevention and management of obesity. This role needs to be supported through improved funding of effective and evidence-based services and therapies. Funding for research into obesity prevention and management is also much needed.”

The position statement highlights the significant role of GPs in the prevention and management of obesity and calls for increased Government support of evidence based services and treatments. It also calls for greater investment into research in the area. If you would like to read the full statement you can download it by clicking on the icon below.