NZMA Policy Briefing­ Tackling Obesity

NZMA Policy Briefing­ Tackling Obesity >

The New Zealand Medical Association has released a policy briefing—Tackling Obesity—that recommends a suite of measures to be considered as part of an approach to tackling New Zealand’s obesity epidemic.

NZMA Chair Dr Mark Peterson says obesity and its related complications are potentially the greatest public health threat we face over the next decade. 

Such a significant risk to the health of the New Zealand population must be of concern to doctors, he says. “Our commitment to the health of our patients means we must individually and collectively do as much as we can to influence this epidemic."