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Two Out of Three Australians are Overweight or Obese

by Kathy Jones on October 29, 2012 at 6:52 PM
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 Two Out of Three Australians are Overweight or Obese

New figures released by the Australian Bureau of Statistics reveal that two out of three Australians are overweight or obese.

The figures were part of the Australian Health Survey in which more than 50,000 people were weighed, measured and had biomedical samples taken.

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According to the survey, more than 63 percent of Australians could be classified as overweight or obese and around 67 percent admitted that they don't do any exercise. Less than 6 percent of the participants ate adequate amount of fruit and vegetables.

There figures are concerning as physicians need to not only address the growing issue of obesity, but also need to tackle the complications associated with it.

Source: Medindia
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