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Many people believe that obesity is a lifestyle issue determined by diet and exercise, when in fact, obesity is a chronic disease caused by different factors, such as the environment, genes, psychological factors, lack of sleep, medical problems or side effects of medications.

In the following sections we will provide you with Information on facts about obesity, gaps in care, as well as current and aspirational standard of care.

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What is Obesity?
According to Obesity Canada, "obesity is a chronic disease characterized by the accumulation of excess body fat that can have a negative impact on our physical, mental or metabolic health, as well as our overall quality of life."
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Weight Bias
Weight bias is negative attitudes and stigmatization towards individuals based on their weight. Unfortunately fat shaming is pervasive in our society, across the workplace, education, media, among family members and even friends.
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Childhood Obesity

Childhood obesity may be caused by various factors but genes, environment, lack of physical activity, dietary patterns and socioeconomic status are most predominant.

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Obesity Treatments

The goal of obesity treatment is to reach and stay at a healthy weight or your Best Weight, which improves your overall health and lowers the risk of developing obesity related complications.

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