Yearly Archives: 2010

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Ottawa Offers $3M for Childhood-Obesity Research

Link to Article By: Tom SpearsMONDAY, November 15th, 2010 ( --- For generations, stopping childhood obesity seemed so simple: Shoo them outside to play. Don't feed them junk.Now, federal Health Minister Leona Aglukkak has announced $3 million in medical research funding aimed mostly at solving mysteries of childhood obesity that she and her advisers say …

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Diabetes to Hit N.S. Harder in Years to Come

Link to Article | Written By: Jennifer TaplinWEDNESDAY, November 24th, 2010 (Metro News) --- The news isn’t sweet: Diabetes rates in Nova Scotia are expected to rise by 44 per cent over the next 10 years.The Canadian Diabetes Association released its forecast, based on government studies and statistics, yesterday.Currently, there are about 87,000 people in …

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Obesity Could Cost Taxpayers Billions: Report

Link to Article |, September 14th 2010 (Global BC) - The long term costs of smoking, obesity and lack of physical activity in Manitoba is skyrocketing, and could very well cost taxpayers $4.7 billion by 2026.The report is meant as a wake up call to all Manitobans and government to put more money into prevention …

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The Positive Effect of Weight Loss Surgery on Diabetics

Weight Loss Surgery Helps Obese Diabetes Patients: Study Link to Article | Written By: Julie Steenhuysen MONDAY, August 16th, 2010 (Reuters) -- Three-fourths of obese diabetics who had weight loss surgery were able to quit taking diabetes drugs within six months of their operation, U.S. researchers said today, citing a new study. They said the surgery may …

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4 Million Canadians Will Have Diabetes By 2017

Stop the Diabetes ExplosionLink to Article | By: Charles W. MooreWEDNESDAY, June 30th 2010 (Telegraph Journal) -- Some two million Canadians are diabetic, and according to a new report released by the Institute for Clinical Evaluative Sciences (ICES), that figure will double over the next seven years. ICES projects that by 2017, four million, …