Big kids (and getting bigger)
Of the major health issues facing Canadians, one is highly visible: obesity is on the rise across the country.
Two major studies released this fall examined the prevalence of obesity in Canadian children. Both the Canadian Health Measures survey, conducted from 2009 to 2011, and a study in the journal Obesity found that almost a third of five- to 17-year-olds in Canada are overweight or obese, and young boys are most at risk.
As childhood weight issues are linked to adult obesity, diabetes and other illnesses, recent reports sound an alarm for public health officials and parents alike. Here, a by-the-numbers look at the emerging epidemic.
Canada wins 3-1.
Date 5 hrs ago, Duration 0:40, Views 52
Video by: CBC - Top Stories
Date 13-12-07 1:57
Tooltip Information:J.S. Giguere flips outVideo by:Description: Colorado Avalanche goalie pushes the net after a Flames goal is scored because he believes he was interfered with by Lee Stempniak.Rating: 3Views: 6487
Date 7 hrs ago 0:46
Tooltip Information:Lake Louise Women's Downhill recapVideo by:Description: Maria Hoefl-Riesch of Germany won her second downhill in as many days. Lindsey Vonn finishes in 11th place.Rating: 4Views: 112
Date 5 hrs ago 0:40
Tooltip Information:Canada beats U.S. to win World Sledge Hockey ChallengeVideo by:Description: Canada wins 3-1.Rating: 1Views: 52