Summer. The weather is warm, the steaks are sizzling on the bbq, the beer is flowing and the last thing you want to think about is sticking to your diet.
If this sounds like you, read on…
According to a new study, heart disease, hypertension, diabetes and obesity are on the rise in Canadians of all ages. (same goes for you non-Canadians)
It’s so bad that for the first time in 2 centuries, Canadians can expect to die earlier than their parents. And why, you may ask are more and more of us dropping like flys on a bug zapper?
Because we are fat.
The authors of the study found that hypertension and diabetes are increasing most in those who were obese or overweight.
“Projections suggest that the rising prevalence of obesity in the current generation of adolescents will increase the prevalence of coronary heart disease by 5 to 16% in 2035, and may for the first time in 2 centuries significantly reduce life expectancy in the 21st century,” state Dr. Douglas Lee of the Institute for Clinical Evaluative Sciences.
Obesity = Hypertension = Diabetes = Heart Disease = An Early Death
And just in case you still feel like reaching for another handful of nacho chips…