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revised January 13, 2009

Comprehensive Health Status Report 2008

Arrow BulletFocus on Overweight, Obesity and Diabetes

Couple walkingCanadians have become accustomed to healthier lives and ever-increasing life spans as a consequence of better prevention and treatment of disease.  But a growing threat could reverse these gains.  Obesity is a rapidly increasing problem across Canada and around the world, and Peel is no exception.  This chapter will describe the increase in obesity and its consequences, especially diabetes, and will discuss its relationship with physical activity and nutrition.

Topics covered within this chapter include:

  • Trends in the prevalence of overweight and obesity
  • Obesity and health outcomes
  • Relationship between overweight, obesity and physical activity and nutrition
  • The obesogenic environment
  • The food environment and dietary patterns
  • Diabetes
  • Health consequences of diabetes
  • Diabetes prevalence
  • Cost of diabetes

Focus on Overweight, Obesity and Diabetes (PDF 15 pages, 3.76MB)


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