News – March 12, 2020

World Obesity Day

This World Obesity Day (4 March), Monash BDI’s Professor Brian Oldfield raised awareness of the complexity of the disease, appearing on several radio shows including ABC Ballarat, ABC Warnambool and 96FM Perth. Professor Oldfield pointed out that about two-thirds of Australia’s population is either obese or overweight, and that it is not just caused by lifestyle choices; obesity is partly driven by biology and genetics. Professor Oldfield was also quoted in a Yahoo News article about a Yarra Valley winery’s controversial ‘fat-shaming’ doorway.