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Is your weight a product of your socioeconomic status?

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It’s no secret that Australia has long been in the midst of an ever-worsening obesity crisis, with almost two thirds of the population classified either obese or overweight. What is not often recognised, however, is the apparent social inequality that lies beneath the crisis at hand.

A new report into Australians’ health and lifestyle habits revealed 63.4% of adults were overweight or obese, making us one of the most obese nations in the world. But the rate is even higher in Australia’s regional populations, including those of the Central West.

Ella Scott investigates the driving forces behind this inequality… stay tuned for the full story!

Pic by Sandra Cohen-Rose and Colin Rose/Flickr/Creative Commons licence.

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