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World Obesity Day
On World Obesity Day, held on March 4, organisations from across the globe come together to raise awareness about obesity and improve understanding of its root causes and actions needed to address them. These campaigns are aimed at inspiring global change in policy making, attitudes and action around obesity.
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Obesity and COVID 19
Obesity may increase your risk for severe illness from COVID-19.
Recent studies have highlighted that people with obesity are at higher risk of developing more severe disease and complications from COVID-19.1 Obesity is already known to be associated with other health complications which can increase health risks or risk of severe COVID symptoms. In particular, the presence of obesity increases the risk of severe illness approximately threefold with a consequently longer hospital stay.2
Talk to your doctor about managing your weight and maintain your weight loss in the long run.
For more information on obesity as a key risk factor for COVID-19, click here.
In 2020 we all had a chance to experience social distancing. We practiced it, day-in and day-out, for many months in a row.
We don’t have complete control over our weight. But making small changes to how we interact with our immediate environment can still make an impact.
Many people believe that there’s a simple explanation for why they live with obesity – they eat more than they need.
Flowing through your blood are chemical messengers that help to control your appetite.
Many of us have put on weight during the COVID-19 lockdown simply because these were stressful times and we were close to our fridges.
Whether it’s behavioural therapy, anti-obesity medication, or bariatric surgery, there are a number of different ways to treat obesity.