Obesity Canada

Obesity is a Chronic and Often Progressive Disease

One in four adults and one in 10 children in Canada are now living with excess weight —this means roughly six million Canadians could be affected by this disease.

Many people believe that the amount of fat in your body is only determined by what you eat and how much you exercise. But the reality is that obesity is a complex illness caused by a number of different factors, including your environment, genes, emotional health, lack of sleep, medical problems or even some medications you may be on

Weight Bias, Stigma and Discrimination

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

  1. Obesity is a chronic and often progressive disease, similar to diabetes or high blood pressure.
  2. Obesity is more than just what you eat and how much you move.
  3. Obesity is considered a chronic disease because managing obesity is a lifelong process.
  4. Obesity affects more people than you may think.