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The prevalence of obesity has increased at an amazing pace in the last decades. It has taken proportions of a true pandemic now affecting millions on the globe. According to Statistics Canada, the rate of Canadians in the obese category (with a body mass index (BMI) over 30kg/m2) has almost tripled between 1978 and 2004.

Overweight adults have a body fatness that can adversely affect their health, life expectancy, and quality of life. This problematic trend is all the more perplexing now that it affects children as well.

References

Overweight and Obesity: At a Glance (US Surgeon General dec 2001)
What is Obesity (NAASO)
Understanding Obesity Comprehensive review
Helping Your Overweight Child (WIN)




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