Obesity & Growing Junk Food Habits
Canadian health experts fear growing national junk-food habit and increasing obesity are vaulting out of control, even while fitness centers and diet clinics sprout to counteract disturbing national trend.
Fewer than 10 percent of Canadians were obese in 1985, but more recent studies show figure has grown to more than 15 percent of population.
Dietary experts are worried about the tripling of incidence of obesity among young Canadians over past 15 years. The crisis has spawned alarming articles in news media - a hopeful sign according to experts, who say that Canadians are becoming aware of new health threat.
Canadians are still generally slimmer than Americans, among whom 20 percent of adults were considered obese in 2000.
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