Overweight and obesity
Many Australians are overweight or obese. This puts them at higher risk of developing chronic conditions, such as diabetes and heart disease. Find out what we’re doing to reduce and prevent overweight and obesity in Australia.
Did you know?
2 in 3 adults
are overweight (36%) or obese (31%)
1 in 4 children
aged 2 to 17 are overweight or obese
3 in 4 adult men
are overweight or obese, compared with about 60% of women
Source: Australian Institute of Health and Welfare