What Causes Obesity

What Causes Obesity

A big step towards bringing about a change in attitudes  is education. Let’s get down to the real facts about obesity!

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Managing Obesity

Managing Obesity

The good news is obesity can be managed. Learn more about the principles of treatment in Canada.

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Weight Bias

Weight Bias

Canadians living with obesity face widespread weight bias and discrimination. Learn more about what it is, and what can be done about it.

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Obesity in Canada

Obesity in Canada

Find Canadian statistics and other relevant information here.

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Obesity is recognized as a chronic disease by the following associations and organizations: 

Provincial Medical Associations


Doctors of BC
Doctors of BC
Alberta Medical Association
Alberta Medical Association
Saskatchewan Medical Association
Saskatchewan Medical Association
Ontario Medical Association
Ontario Medical Association
New Brunswick Medical Association
New Brunswick Medical Association
Newfoundland & Labrador Medical Association
Newfoundland & Labrador Medical Association
Yukon Medical Association
Yukon Medical Association

Medical Associations


Canadian Medical Association (CMA)
Canadian Medical Association (CMA)
World Health Organization (WHO)
World Health Organization (WHO)
American Medical Association (AMA)
American Medical Association (AMA)
American Association of Clinical Endocrinologists (AACE)
American Association of Clinical Endocrinologists (AACE)
The UK Royal College of Physicians
The UK Royal College of Physicians

Obesity Associations


Obesity Canada (OC)
Obesity Canada (OC)
World Obesity Federation (WOF)
World Obesity Federation (WOF)
European Association for the Study of Obesity (EASO)
European Association for the Study of Obesity (EASO)
The Obesity Society (TOS)
The Obesity Society (TOS)
Canadian Obesity Advocacy Network (COAN)
Canadian Obesity Advocacy Network (COAN)

Parliament


Portugal, Ministry of Health
Portugal, Ministry of Health
Sweden, Ministry of Health
Sweden, Ministry of Health
Germany, Ministry of Health
Germany, Ministry of Health
Italy, Ministry of Health
Italy, Ministry of Health
European Commission
European Commission

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