Obesity kills more Canadians (more than 8,000) every year than motor vehicle accidents, suicide, homicide and HIV infection combined. That’s not nearly as many as tobacco-related illnesses (47,000), but it’s very significant. Obesity also greatly increases levels of disability and lowers quality of life and morbidity.
The study found that men and women were equally likely to be obese overall, but among those aged 75 and older, women were significantly more likely than men to be obese (26.5% to 19.3%). Obesity rates were lowest among young people 18-24 and highest among those aged 45 to 64. Where you live also has an impact on obesity rates, which are relatively high among residents of Newfoundland (34%), Saskatchewan and New Brunswick, and significantly lower in British Columbia.
A project manager has demonstrated a tiny spy plane with flapping wings like a hummingbird.
Matt Keennon of AeroVironment showed off the high-tech device Friday to journalists at company facilities in Simi Valley, Calif.
Developers say it can perch on a window ledge and gather intelligence unbeknownst to an enemy.