Dr Evan Willingham
Toowoomba Bariatric Surgery
Downs Specialist Centre
146 Mackenzie Street
East Toowoomba Qld 4350
Phone: 07 4580 0828
Fax: 07 4580 0829
DIFFICULTIES WITH DAY-TO-DAY LIVING
RISKS TO PSYCHOLOGICAL AND SOCIAL WELL-BEING
Some of the social and mental health challenges that can be associated with obesity include:
CONSEQUENCES OF OBESITY
If you are obese, severely obese, or morbidly obese, you may have:
RISKS OF OBESITY
There are many health risks associated with obesity, here are just some...
CAUSES OF OBESITY
Obesity is emerging as a health epidemic around the world.
According to the Centres for Disease Control and Prevention, obesity is rapidly spreading across all regions and demographic groups. An estimated 97 million adults in the United States are overweight or obese. That figure represents more than 50% of the American adult population. Of this group, 11 million adults suffer from severe obesity. Obesity is an excess of total body fat, which results from caloric intake that exceeds energy usage.
Closer to home, 64.3% of Queenslanders are overweight or obese. 60.5% of the Toowoomba region are in the overweight or obese category. *
*Yearbook 2017, Progress in Australian Regions, Australian Government, Department of Infrastructure, Regional Development, and Cities.