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revised July 26, 2007

State of the Region's Health 2005

Arrow BulletChapter 4 - Selected Overweight- and Obesity-Related Health Disorders

  • Obesity and overweight are predisposing factors for the development of type 2 diabetes mellitus, coronary heart disease, stroke, osteoarthritis and several other health issues.

  • In 2003, approximately 36,900 Peel adults reported having been diagnosed with diabetes by a health professional, 32,000 with heart disease and 44,100 with osteoarthritis.

  • The proportion of Ontario adults who reported being diagnosed with diabetes, heart disease or osteoarthritis increased with body mass index category from adults with a normal weight to those in the obese category.

Chapter 4 - Selected Overweight- and Obesity-Related Health Disorders
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