Weight Loss

In Australia, 2 out of 3 adults are living with obesity or are overweight.

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Being overweight or obese increases a person's risk of developing long-term health conditions such as cardiovascular disease, high blood pressure and Type 2 diabetes.

Weight loss medicines are medications that can be used to help you lose weight when lifestyle changes – such as healthy diet and exercise – have not been successful on their own.

Weight loss medicines must be used together with diet and exercise to help you lose weight and get healthy. So while they are not a quick-fix, they can help you achieve weight loss when other methods have failed.

Calculating your Body Mass Index (BMI) is a widely used measure to determine if you are a healthy weight. For most adults:

  • A BMI between 18.5 and 24.9 is considered healthy
  • A BMI between 25 and 29.9 is considered overweight
  • A BMI of 30 or higher is considered obesity

Speak with a GP for more information.

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