This excellent article by the Conversation reports that Canada is the latest country to see a decline in rates of overweight and obesity. It goes on to question whether that means anti-obesity strategies are starting to work?
Personally, I’m highly skeptical of the results and would be wary of regarding this as a major turning point in the trend. After all, recent evidence has shown that obesity in the US is on the increase. Canada is too closely linked to the American lifestyle in my view.
There are still an awfully large number of very fat people in Canada, including children.
Politicians seem wary of intervening and redressing growing obesity despite the massive social and economic costs.