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The rising rates of obesity in Canada have become a major public concern in recent years According to the Public Health Agency of Canada 2011 approximately one in four Canadian adults are obese Statistics Canada report 2012 concluded that nearly one third of five to thirteen year olds are considered overweight or obese Obesity has been linked with many chronic diseases including hypertension type two diabetes cardiovascular disease osteoarthritis and certain types of cancer Tjepkema 2006 Factors that influence obesity include physical activity diet socioeconomic status ethnicity and environmental factors An adult male is considered overweight when his body weight exceeds the maximum desirable weight for his height and obese when his body weight is 20 or more over this desirable weight Tjepkema 2006 A similar guideline holds true for women but at a threshold of 25 rather than 20 Tjepkema 2006 The need for prevention and control is clear To tackle obesity the toxic environment that has led people to obesity must be considered Government intervention in the food market is required which is why a fat tax is an ideal way to curb the increasing rates of obesity A fat tax is a tax on food or drinks considered unhealthy and their consumption is linked to the cause of obesity Mytton Clark Rayner 2012 Fat tax would be an effective policy to combat obesity because an increased price will lead to lower consumptions reducing the demands for unhealthy foods and consequently reduce the additional costs it adds to the health care system DiscussionThe cost of food is an important determinant for consumer food choices and diet Mytton et al 2012 Research from the American Journal of Health 2009 concluded that proposals that focus solely on individuals knowledge and decision making will not be successful in reversing the obesity problem Solutions that work to change the context and not
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