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Australian Obesity Management Algorithm

Date: August 2022 | Category: Diabetes & GDM/Obesity/Feet |

Australian Obesity Management Algorithm

SummaryObesity is a complex and multi-factorial chronic disease with genetic, environmental, physiological and behavioural determinants that requires long-term care. In 2014-15, 63.4% of Australians aged 18 years and over were above normal weight, with 27.9% being obese. Obesity is associated with a broad range of complications including type 2 diabetes, cardiovascular disease, dyslipidaemia, sleep apnoea, osteoarthritis, and certain types of cancers, which significantly impair quality of life. Obesity and its related complications place a considerable financial burden on Australia. In 2014-15, the direct and indirect costs of obesity were estimated at $ 8.65 billion.

This statement has been developed by a working group with representatives from the Australian Diabetes Society, the Australian and New Zealand Obesity Society and the Obesity Surgery Society of Australian and New Zealand.

The aims of the document are to:

1) Assist general practitioners (GPs) in treatment decisions for non-pregnant adults with obesity

2) Provide a practical clinical tool to guide the implementation of existing guidelines for the treatment of obesity in the primary care setting in Australia.

  • Download the full version of the ‘Australian Obesity Management Algorithm: A simple tool to guide the management of obesity in primary care’ published in the Obesity Research & Clinical Practice Journal – PDF (Posted: August, 2022)
  • Download the Australian Obesity Management Algorithm Diagram – PDF (Posted: August, 2022)
  • Download the National Obesity Strategy 2022-2032 – PDF (Posted: August, 2022)
  • Access the Obesity Management Treatment Plan


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