Obesity as a Public Health Crisis


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Obesity as a Public Health Crisis
The obesity rates in Canada have increased at an alarming rate within the past few decades. It is considered a public health crisis considering the morbidity and health costs associated with obesity. The health cost associated with obesity has a tremendous impact on the community due to the economic burden associated with it. This crisis has received a lot of media attention locally, nationally and internationally. Ross Leighton reports on the obesity crisis in Nova Scotia in the Chronicle Herald. In her newspaper article on January, 20th 20210, she reports that 58.6% of Canadian men and 43.5% of the women are obese according to Statistics Canada with Nova Scotia having the highest obesity rate in the...
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