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The exsistance of this page is a little early. If I wasn't so tired would get it deleted. :-) --Doc James (talk · contribs · email) 18:52, 10 February 2009 (UTC)

Would try ;). I think it could grow into something useful given a little time. TastyCakes (talk) 16:54, 12 February 2009 (UTC)

Hey, I was wondering if someone could explain how obesity has effected the Canadaian Economy. That would be a great help. — Preceding unsigned comment added by 71.85.228.46 (talk) 21:28, 15 May 2014 (UTC)

Graphs don't agreeEdit

It looks like the two charts don't agree with each other. So which are the correct numbers? Are 14.3% of Canadians obese or 22.7%? TastyCakes (talk) 20:42, 6 February 2012 (UTC)

Answer : The OECD statistic concerns all the population (first chart) as the article from Shields considers the population aged 18 or older (second chart). VanOssel (talk) 13:38, 27 March 2013 (UTC)

Learn to graph — Preceding unsigned comment added by 70.27.36.170 (talk) 00:48, 12 August 2014 (UTC)

Pov-section shill sob shill sob shill sobEdit

Although obesity is a treatable disease, there are a very few programs and resources available to Canadians that can help treat it.

As of 2017, according to Obesity Canada, out of 80,544 physicians, only 40 are certified through the American Board of Obesity Medicine, with proper training to provide aid with weight management and obesity.

Only 9 out of the 10 provinces in Canada perform bariatric surgery, and only 114 surgeons and 33 centers provide this service, making only 1 out of 183 Canadian adults eligible for it.

Anti-obesity medication is not available for more than 80% of Canada's population, because of the limited access to private drug benefit plans.

In result of these limitations, support for cognitive behavioral therapy, and mental health support is also limited.

Implication: American Board of Obesity Medicine is the only body capable of providing proper training.

I'm a fly-by-night editor. Torch passed. — MaxEnt 20:24, 3 March 2021 (UTC)

Just for the record, it would be way down the list of priorities in any sensible country to double down on the training of bariatric surgeons to address a behavioural epidemic—in no small measure due to excessive and unrelenting exposure to greasy and sugary consumption goads in the form of ubiquitous televised and internet advertising, for which I fundamentally blame the end consumer for not ditching their unhelpful mass-market media addictions. I suppose my own POV is an issue, too. — MaxEnt 20:37, 3 March 2021 (UTC)