Two in every three (67%) Australians adults are either overweight or obese. Being overweight or obese increases your risk of developing chronic diseases such as type 2 diabetes, heart disease and 13 cancers, including breast cancer (in postmenopausal women), bowel cancer and pancreatic cancer.
Eating junk food and not being active enough ar two factors that can lead to weight gain. Good nutrition and regular physical activity can help you to maintain a healthy weight, and reduce your risk of cancer.
To find out more click the links below:
- Whats a healthy weight for me?
- Body weight and cancer risk
- Making small changes
- Obesity prevention policy
- Where to go for more information about body weight