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Cancer Risk Factors in Ontario: Healthy Weights, Healthy Eating and Active Living

Mar 2015
Data Type: Risk Factors
Publication Series: Cancer Risk Factors in Ontario

This is the fourth report in the Cancer Risk Factors in Ontario series. It provides data related to 3 major risk modifiers associated with chronic diseases: healthy weights, healthy eating and active living. The information will inform public health and healthcare professionals as well as policy-makers involved in the prevention of chronic disease.

This report includes the following:

  • a discussion of the complex relationship between excess body weight, diet and physical activity
  • estimates of the cancer burden attributable to excess body weight in Ontario
  • prevalence and distribution of obesity and overweight adults, some cancer-related aspects of diet and active living in Ontario and their geographic and socio-demographic variation
  • implications for cancer control