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Created with Fabric.js 1.4.5 Overweight and Obesity Fourteen Million Australians are Overweight and more than five million Australians are obese If weight gain continues at current levels, by 2025, close to 80% of all Australian adults and a third of all children will be overweight or obese Obesity has overtaken smoking as the leading cause of premature death and illness in Australia Obesity has become the single biggest threat to public health in Australia. Overweight and Obesty in Australia Aboriginal and Torres Strait islander Overweight and obesity Australians Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Australians are 1.9 times as likely as non-indigenous Australians to be obese. Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Australians have the fourth highest rate of Type 2 diabetes (non-insulin dependent diabetes mellitus, or NIDDM) in the world and are 1.9 times as likely as non-indigenous Australians to be obese. Overweight and Obesity Worldwide