Nearly a third of the Australian population are obese and nearly two-thirds are overweight or obese. Likewise, According to Diabetes Australia, around 1.7 million Australians have diabetes, and a further 2 million are at high-risk of developing it. What these studies and surveys reveal is the gruesome truth of an Australia spiraling down in health charts. And this, in spite of being known globally as a “healthy nation”. The figures make the future look bleak with chronic diseases on the rise, eating away people’s health and money. Doctors across the country have voiced concern over the string budget allotted to healthcare in the country and how more measures and interposition from the government can help people prevent these diseases rather then come in for treatment. 1.3 per cent of the Australian health budget is designated for preventing disease. The Australian healthcare system allows for little flexibility to treat patients […]