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Obesity rates have roughly doubled in the past 30 years in Canada: 25 percent of Canadian adults and 13 percent of children are obese.

Dr. Yoni Freedhoff, an assistant professor of family medicine at the University of Ottawa, and Dr. Denis Daneman, paediatrician-in-chief at the Hospital for Sick Children in Toronto, explain why it is so hard to fight this epidemic.

Interview by Melanie Meloche-Holubowski, journalist intern at EvidenceNetwork.ca, and journalist with Radio-Canada.

Read our backgrounders on the subject:

Obesity trends in Canada
Improving nutritional information on food labels to help consumers make healthier choices

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