Obesity a heavy burden in Nova Scotia

Moulton, Donalee
November 2000
CMAJ: Canadian Medical Association Journal;11/28/2000, Vol. 163 Issue 11, p1497
Academic Journal
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.


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