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The paper analyzes how the incidence of childhood obesity in Canada has recently more than doubled, and approximately 30 percent of children are either overweight or obese. The paper examines how the childhood obesity epidemic is currently affecting even preschool children. The paper discusses how research indicates that the causes of this epidemic are multifactorial. The paper further discusses how childhood obesity is a complex health issue since it causes both physical illness and psychosocial problems, both of which can last throughout life. It is also a complex health issue because of the combinations of risk factors involved and their interaction with the determinants of health.
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