February 12, 2008

Numbers Game: Answer

Since 1982, the standard size of a hamburger in Canada has increased 112 percent. Pasta servings have expanded by 480 percent.

(Source: Ontario Ministry of Health Promotion)


That certainly helps explain rising obesity rates in Canada.

In 1978, 14 percent of the Canadian adult population was obese. In 2004? 23 percent.

That's a 64 percent increase, simultaneous with the above-mentioned exploding portions.

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