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Canada’s obesity rate is lower than US, study says

More than one-third Americans are obese, compared to one-quarter in Canada


 

More than one-third of Americans are obese, as are one-quarter of Canadians, according to research by the U.S. Centers for Disease Control. Their study found obesity has grown a lot over the past two decades, Reuters reports, but when comparing only non-Hispanic white populations in both countries, the authors found that 25.6% of Canadians were obese, compared to 33% in the U.S. Reasons for this difference are unclear, and require further study. Overeating, poor diet, and physical inactivity are generally thought to be major causes behind the obesity epidemic.

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Canada’s obesity rate is lower than US, study says

  1. Further study in the common cold is needed, and an etc, list of thousands, but, if the big farmies aren't making money, it ain't going to happen. Considering FDA just warned of a slew of simple cough medicine, pain relievers, and stomach acid blocker. lucky me, I only got caught for one of them. But this one was cause for erratic heart beat. Sure glad for the FDA, no matter how fat they are. In fact, the drugs and the fat are family!

  2. Further study in the common cold is needed, and an etc, list of thousands, but, if the big farmies aren't making money, it ain't going to happen. Considering FDA just warned of a slew of simple cough medicine, pain relievers, and stomach acid blocker. lucky me, I only got caught for one of them. But this one was cause for erratic heart beat. Sure glad for the FDA, no matter how fat they are. In fact, the drugs and the fat are family!

  3. Problem of survey statistics so should be comparing US whites to Canadian whites, because having the thinner Asians in Canada and fatter Blacks in US skews the results unless you parse them out in the analysis.

  4. Problem of survey statistics so should be comparing US whites to Canadian whites, because having the thinner Asians in Canada and fatter Blacks in US skews the results unless you parse them out in the analysis.

  5. You know what bothers me? How instead of comparing ourselves to countries that are healthy, we're comparing ourselves to one of the worst. We're still a very overweight country… our being slightly healthier then America doesn't change that. Let's focus on countries that have citizens maintaing healthy body weights and seeing if we can implement that instead of pretending the problem doesn't exist because we're not number 1.

  6. You know what bothers me? How instead of comparing ourselves to countries that are healthy, we're comparing ourselves to one of the worst. We're still a very overweight country… our being slightly healthier then America doesn't change that. Let's focus on countries that have citizens maintaing healthy body weights and seeing if we can implement that instead of pretending the problem doesn't exist because we're not number 1.

  7. We are suppose to be proud of this?

  8. We are suppose to be proud of this?

  9. See, there are advantages in taxing people to death and keeping food, particularly restaurant food prices so high no one can afford to eat that much. Even Macdonalds so-called 'deal' hamburgers are 40% higher than their American equivalent. What they get for a dollar we pay $1.39. Now that is p[rogress.

  10. See, there are advantages in taxing people to death and keeping food, particularly restaurant food prices so high no one can afford to eat that much. Even Macdonalds so-called 'deal' hamburgers are 40% higher than their American equivalent. What they get for a dollar we pay $1.39. Now that is p[rogress.

  11. I don't think its something to be proud of, comparing ourselves to the second fattest western country in the world.(Australia being number 1) Also, why are we always comparing ourselves to the U.S.? It fosters ill will and a deceptive negative view. I've looked at many statistics between U.S. and Canada. the ones posted in the article seem to favor high stats for Americans and low stats for Canadians. Its as if the information was cherry picked to make ourselves feel better. The truth is averaged out we are roughly equivalent to the U.S. in obesity. If we aren't equal we will be soon. Lets not make ourselves feel better about being only the third fattest country, let's inspire us to eat better and exercise.

  12. I don't think its something to be proud of, comparing ourselves to the second fattest western country in the world.(Australia being number 1) Also, why are we always comparing ourselves to the U.S.? It fosters ill will and a deceptive negative view. I've looked at many statistics between U.S. and Canada. the ones posted in the article seem to favor high stats for Americans and low stats for Canadians. Its as if the information was cherry picked to make ourselves feel better. The truth is averaged out we are roughly equivalent to the U.S. in obesity. If we aren't equal we will be soon. Lets not make ourselves feel better about being only the third fattest country, let's inspire us to eat better and exercise.

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