... Hunt Find information about the economic burden of obesity in Canada. Answer: Obesity involves a lot of cost with most of them being the Social cost, which are in terms of treatment both medical and psychological as well as the cost incurred in terms of lack of employment and reduction in the social status of a given individual. The economic burden that Canada bears due to obesity is 4.3 billion dollars where 2.7 billion is indirect and the 1.6 billion is direct. 5.3 billion dollars is also lost due to inactivity.
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