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A big-picture approach to big people

Garry J Egger
Med J Aust 2012; 196 (9): 567. || doi: 10.5694/mja12.10361

To the Editor: Your focus on obesity in the 20 February 2012  issue of the Journal expresses the frustration of many of us working in this area. After 25 years, it is clear that we have achieved little in reducing the problem at the population level and that the existing model for dealing with obesity, based on personal behaviour change, has failed.

  • Garry J Egger

  • School of Health and Human Sciences, Southern Cross University, Lismore, NSW.

Correspondence: garry.egger@scu.edu.au

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