Almost two thirds of adults in Canada are overweight or obese, according to Statistics Canada – a dramatic increase that has taken place over the last thirty plus years. Unfortunately the increase in obesity rates has also affected our children. Around 13 percent of Canadian children between the ages of five and 17 are obese while 20 percent are considered overweight. These are dangerously high numbers. Put another way, the number of obese adults has doubled and the
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