According to an Australian Institute of Health and Welfare, an estimated 11.2 million (63.4 per cent) of Australian adults are overweight or obese that the Federal Government has now designated this problem as a National Health Priority. The research further predicts that in the next 5 years, nearly 80 per cent of Australians will be overweight or obese.
The focus on obesity and overweight is based on the fact that the issue is the second highest contributor, after dietary risks, to Australia’s burden of disease, ranking even higher than smoking which comes in third.
Excess weight is a major risk factor for:
Our pharmacists and trained Staff at Star Pharmacy are always available to discuss and provide you with information on how to lose weight safely, set realistic weight loss goals, and provide extra support if you are trying to lose weight.
Sometimes just losing 5-10 per cent of your current body weight can help substantially decrease your risk of developing serious diseases. Research shows that people who engage the help of a health care professional have a better chance of losing weight and keeping it off.
Our pharmacists can advise you on medicines or diets designed to assist with weight loss, or whether a certain product is right for you.
At Star Pharmacy we are able to offer you the following additional services to assist in weight loss or management of risk factors associated with obesity: