Sunday, September 26, 2010

Chubby Canadians tip scales into the world's fattest zone

"Canadians are among the fattest people in the western world and getting chubbier each year, a major new study revealed Thursday. Only super-sized Americans, Mexicans, Brits, Australians and New Zealanders fared worse than Canadians in a survey of the 33 members of the Organization for Economic Co-operation and Development, a government-funded policy think-tank. Sixty per cent of Canadian adults are overweight and roughly one in four - 24 per cent - are obese, the OECD said. The problem is worse for men, with 66 per cent of Canadian males overweight compared to 54 per cent of women. Canada is far ahead of the OECD average of 50 per cent who are overweight and 16 per cent who are obese. By far the thinnest are Japanese, with only 24 per cent overweight and three per cent obese

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