Obesity and chronic disease: have we missed the point?

Garry Egger
Med J Aust 2011; 195 (7): . || doi: 10.5694/mja11.11144
Published online: 3 October 2011

Health promotion expert Garry Egger argues that obesity is a sentinel of broader environmental causes of chronic disease

Any important disease whose causality is murky, and for which treatment is ineffectual, tends to be awash in significance.

  • Garry Egger1,2

  • 1 School of Health and Human Sciences, Southern Cross University, Lismore, NSW.
  • 2 Centre for Health Promotion and Research, Sydney, NSW.


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