The Increasing Obesity Rate among Canadian Children and Adolescents

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The Increasing Obesity Rate among Canadian Children and Adolescents
Introduction
The obesity rate among Canadian children and adolescents is increasing and creating public health concern because of the associated health risks. In 1978/1978 the rate of obesity in 2 to 17 year-olds was 3% with a 12% being overweight (Statistics Canada, 2010). These rates changed to an 8% rate of obesity and a 15% rate of overweight in 2004 (Statistics Canada, 2010). The incidence of obesity in this population results health problems such as severe physical deconditioning, lipidemia, hypertension, respiratory illnesses and cardiovascular disease (Gidding et al., 2004). According to Sokol (2000) childhood is a predictor of adult obesity and the multitude of...
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