Report rates Australia as the new fattest nation

“Federal Health Minister Nicola Roxon has described new statistics about obese Australians as staggering and alarming and has asked for urgent advice on how to combat the problem.

“"I think it will be a shock to a lot of people that we are rated as a fatter nation than America," she said.

“The Baker Heart Institute's report, Australia's Future 'Fat Bomb', found Australia may soon overtake America as the fattest nation on earth, with one in four adults classed as obese.”

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Click here to download the report “Australia’s Future ‘Fat Bomb’” from The Baker Heart Institute's website.