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Caribbean women found to be more obese than men

Caribbean women found to be more obese than men

Studies show that women in the Caribbean are more obese than men.

This is according to Dr Virginia Asin Oostburg, CARPHA’s Director of Surveillance, Disease Prevention and Control, in observance of World Obesity Day.

The 2018 theme is ‘End Weight Stigma’ and seeks to raise awareness about the prevalence, severity and diversity of weight shame.

Dr Asin Oostburg explains the findings in more detail and assures that measures are being put in place.

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Dr Asin Oostburg outlines those initiatives.

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And on this day, CARPHA is urging governments, community leaders, healthcare professionals and individuals to work together to create an environment that supports a healthy lifestyle.

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October 11th, 2018

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