Weight gain for Canadians has slowed

November 8, 2006 in Nutrition Topics in the News, Weight Management

Weight gain for Canadians has slowed

According to a report by Statistics Canada, Canadian adults are still gaining weight, but at a slower rate.

The report was based on the National Population
Health Survey, a study of the same group of Canadians every two years
on six occasions between 1994/1995 and 2004/2005.

The survey showed that every two years, adults
aged 18 to 64, were heavier on average, but the rate at which they
gained weight decreased significantly in the most recent two year

During the eight year study period, men gained an average of 4.0 kg, while women gained an average of 3.4 kg.

To review the report, visit URL: http://www.statcan.ca/Daily/English/061106/td061106.htm

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