TITLE

Obesity a heavy burden in Nova Scotia

AUTHOR(S)
Moulton, Donalee
PUB. DATE
November 2000
SOURCE
CMAJ: Canadian Medical Association Journal;11/28/2000, Vol. 163 Issue 11, p1497
SOURCE TYPE
Academic Journal
DOC. TYPE
Article
ABSTRACT
Reports on the rate of obesity in Nova Scotia, as of November, 2000. How the obesity rate more than doubled between 1985 and 1997; Perceived reasons for obesity, including junk food, physical inactivity and rising stress rates; Recommendations, including requiring school cafeterias to serve more nutritious foods and putting high fat warnings on junk food; Economic impact of the obesity rate on the health care system.
ACCESSION #
3823644

 

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