Call for change in toxic attitudes as obesity now to be treated as a disease
Obesity should be treated as a disease and not a “lifestyle illness”, major new guidelines recommend today.
It comes as more than one million people in Ireland are living with obesity, with care often hampered by stigma and outdated attitudes to those who are struggling with extreme weight.
The new approach is set out in Ireland’s new adult Clinical Practice Guidelines (CPGs) for obesity treatment. It is published by the Association for the Study of Obesity on the Island of Ireland (ASOI), working together with the Irish Coalition of People Living with Obesity (ICPO) and the HSE Obesity National Clinical Programme.