As more Queenslanders grow older and more overweight every year, hospital waiting times and health budgets continue to escalate. In 2011, health cost Queensland $11 billion and unless our lifestyles change for the better that is projected to treble by 2033.
Overweight and obesity are endemic, making us susceptible to life-shortening but largely preventable chronic diseases such as type 2 diabetes, some cancers and heart failure. (more…)