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An open letter to politicians on climate change and obesity

Garry J Egger, Boyd Swinburn, Fiona Stanley and Kerryn Phelps
Med J Aust 2010; 192 (6): 359-360.

To the Editor: As health professionals, we urge Australian politicians (and the public) to recognise the overlap in the underlying cause of two great health threats that our population now faces: the rise of obesity and its life-threatening disease consequences, and the great threats to health from global climate change.1-3

  • Garry J Egger1
  • Boyd Swinburn2
  • Fiona Stanley3
  • Kerryn Phelps4

  • 1 Southern Cross University, Lismore, NSW.
  • 2 Deakin University, Melbourne, VIC.
  • 3 University of Western Australia, Perth, WA.
  • 4 University of Sydney, Sydney, NSW.

Correspondence: garry.egger@scu.edu.au

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Plus over 300 medical and health practitioners, including 40 professors of medicine or health sciences (names available from authors on request).

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