Obesity is more than just being a bit overweight. When doctors talk about being obese, they mean that a person has put on so much weight they can start to seriously jeopardise their health. Being overweight can lead to obesity and the start of life-threatening health problems1.
- Australian Bureau of Statistics, National Health Survey Summary of Results 2007-08, Cat No 4364.0, Australian Government, Canberra, 2009, page 37
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