Chapter 1 - Overweight and Obesity – an Overview
- In many parts of the world, rates of obesity have risen over the past 20 years, resulting in significant public health implications.
- A variety of elements, including individual behaviours, environmental factors, and genetic characteristics, play a role in obesity.
- Obesity and overweight in adulthood are associated with a decrease in life expectancy and increase in early mortality.
- Overweight and obese individuals are at increased risk of a number of health conditions.
Chapter 1 - Overweight and Obesity – an Overview (PDF 4 pages, 84KB)
Table of contents:
- Message from the Medical Officer of Health (PDF 19KB, 1 page)
- Table of Contents (PDF 185KB, 1 page)
- List of Figures and Tables (PDF 22KB, 1 page)
- Introduction (PDF 86KB, 1 page)
- Overweight and Obesity – an Overview (Chapter 1)
- Overweight and Obesity in Canada (Chapter 2)
- Overweight and Obesity in the Region of Peel and Ontario (Chapter 3)
- Selected Overweight- and Obesity-Related Health Disorders (Chapter 4)
- Factors Contributing to Overweight and Obesity (Chapter 5)
- Summary (PDF 20KB, 2 pages)
- Peel Health Facts (PDF 33KB, 5 pages)
- Data Sources, Methods and Limitations (PDF 28KB, 3 pages)
- References (PDF 38KB, 3 pages)