Canadian obesity triples since 1985, 21% to be obese by 2019

Canada’s obesity rates have tripled in the last three decades, new research has found.

Obesity rates jumped from 6% to 18% nationwide between 1985 and 2011, according to a study at Memorial University in St. John’s, N.L.

What’s more, the study estimates that 21% of Canadians will be obese by 2019.

http://www.sunnewsnetwork.ca/archives/sunnews/lifestyle/2014/03/20140304-100209.html

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