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Physical Activity and Obesity in Canadian Women

Author(s): Bryan Shirley | Walsh Peter

Journal: BMC Women's Health
ISSN 1472-6874

Volume: 4;
Issue: Suppl 1;
Start page: S6;
Date: 2004;
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Abstract Health Issue Overweight and obesity have been recognized as major public health concern in Canada and throughout the world. Lack of physical activity, through its impact on energy balance, has been identified as an important modifiable risk factor for obesity. Physical activity and obesity are also important risk factors for a variety of chronic diseases. This chapter provides an overview of the current state of physical activity and overweight/obesity among Canadian women. Key Findings For all ages combined more women (57%) than men (50%) are physically inactive (energy expenditure
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