World Obesity Day - Take Home Message from Dr. Rigas

Dr Rigas’ take home messages this World Obesity Day:

  • People don't choose to develop obesity; therefore the shame and blame needs to stop!
  • We need to shift the conversation from loss of weight to gain in health
  • Effective treatments such as anti-obesity medications and bariatric surgery do exist and may health improve your health and function
  • I encourage people living with obesity or who have a strong family history of obesity to make an appointment with a GP who understands the science underlying obesity

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  • The University of New South Wales
  • Obesity Australia
  • ANZMOSS – Australian & New Zealand Metabolic and Obesity Surgery Society
  • Australian and New Zealand Obesity Society
  • Royal Australian College of General Practitioners
  • Care Specialist
  • Strategic  Centre for Obesity Professional Education
  • World Obesity