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Overweight and Obesity in Canada: A Population Health Perspective  Core

Rising rates of obesity in Canada over the past 20 years have significant public health implications. Applying a population health lens to the problem of obesity may provide insight into potential means of addressing obesity and its determinants through a wide variety of policy options.

The report Overweight and Obesity in Canada: A population Health Perspective, by Dr. Kim Raine, Director and Professor at the Centre for Health Promotion Studies of the University of Alberta, synthesizes the current state of knowledge related to:

  • the nature and extent of the problem of obesity;
  • the impact of obesity as a case for prevention and control;
  • a population health perspective on the determinants of obesity; and
  • effectiveness of strategies for addressing obesity and its determinants.

The paper also identifies priorities for future policy-relevant research and presents the author's options for promising interventions for reducing population obesity levels.

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Overweight and Obesity in Canada: A Population Health Perspective
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