Obesity Related White Papers
Medication absorption after Bariatric Metabolic surgery
It is important to broadly understand how the bariatric operations work, so then you can understand how/why the subsequent absorption of certain /common medications can be altered after bariatric metabolic surgery. See this article by my friend and colleague Teresa Girolamo, Adelaide.
Australian National Obesity Strategy released March 2022
The government released the NOS as a result of collaboration from many stakeholders.
What does it mean for you as a person living with obesity (PwO)?
You’re entitled to access early intervention and supportive health care.
So I encourage you to make a long appointment with your GP to discuss your obesity and importantly how it is impacting your health, function, and wellbeing.
What does it mean for you as a healthcare professional (HCP)?
The NOS recommends HCPs identify unhealthy weight gain at various life stages.
Furthermore, the NOS vision is for equitable access to early and appropriate support and treatment to improve health and prevent further weight regain, complications, and associated diseases.
So rather than reactively treating PwO and the complications thereof, let's proactively treat the underlying disease process with effective evidence-based therapies.
"Everybody Needs to Act" World Obesity Day 2022
Weight bias refers to the negative ideologies associated with obesity. Weight bias leads to weight stigma.
Weight stigma refers to the discriminatory acts and ideologies targeted towards individuals because of their weight and size.
Weight stigma is one of the most common forms of discrimination in modern societies, alongside racism and sexism. It is estimated to be experienced by 19-42% of adults living with obesity.
RACGP position statement on prevention and treatment of obesity
To help raise awareness around the science and many drivers of obesity and shift the narrative away shame and blame
Clinical guidelines for overweight and obesity.