The obesity rate of Canadian children and adolescents has more than tripled in the past four decades, according to a new report by the World Health Organization.
In 1975, the obesity rate for those in Canada aged five to 19 was slightly less than three per cent. By 2016, that rate had jumped to nearly 14 per cent for boys and 10 per cent for girls.
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Worldwide obesity rates have undergone a similar increase. During the same time frame, the...