Health File

July 3, 2011 at 5:38 am Leave a comment

The obesity crisis is worse in the United States than in Canada, a new study of rates in both countries shows.

Obesity is increasing in both Canada and the U.S., the researchers found. But less than a quarter of Canadian adults (24.1 per cent) are obese, compared to more than a third (34.4 per cent) of U.S. adults.

The comparison was a joint effort from Statistics Canada and the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Preventions National Center for Health Statistics and appears in the NCHS’s March Data Brief.

The researchers found that among Canadian men, 24.3 per cent are considered obese, compared with 32.6 per cent of their American counterparts.

Canadians are lean but not mean!

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