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Government Recommendations

The Institute regularly submits policy and practice recommendations to health, medical, science and research related government departments.

Recommendation on the discussion paper Australia: The Healthiest Country by 2020

The Institute prepared two submissions regarding this discussion paper. The first outlined the role of obesity and its relationship as a risk factor for major chronic diseases, emphasising the need for reliable, large-scale evidence about the efficacy and safety of the strategies for population-wide weight loss. The second highlighted the need for an effective national strategy for the control of population blood pressure, particularly that of salt reduction.