We are pleased to announce the publication of Cancer Care Ontario’s latest report, Cancer Risk Factors in Ontario: Healthy Weights, Healthy Eating and Active Living. As the fourth in the Cancer Risk Factors in Ontario series, this report provides data related to three major risk modifiers associated with chronic diseases: healthy weights, healthy eating and active living. It highlights the prevalence and distribution of obesity and overweight adults, some cancer-related aspects of diet and active living in Ontario and their geographic and socio-demographic variation. The report also offers estimates of the cancer burden attributable to excess body weight in Ontario and discusses implications for prevention.
The data in this report highlight a considerable opportunity for cancer and chronic disease prevention efforts. The related domains of overweight and obesity, diet, physical inactivity and sedentary time are among the most directly modifiable chronic disease risk factors. Sustained change requires a collaborative commitment from individuals, communities and all levels of government. It is our intent that the Cancer Risk Factors in Ontario: Healthy Weights, Healthy Eating and Active Living report will serve as a resource for public health and healthcare professionals as well as policy-makers involved in the prevention of chronic disease across the province.
Users can download the complete report or individual sections at http://www.cancercare.on.ca/healthylivingreport. All figures, associated data tables and selected supplementary tables are available at the link above.
For more information about the Cancer Risk Factors in Ontario: Healthy Weights, Healthy Eating and Active Living report, please contact:
Sandrene Chin Cheong, Project Coordinator
416-971-9800 ext. 1179
At Cancer Care Ontario, one of our key strategic priorities is to reduce the burden of chronic disease across the province through our prevention efforts. The Cancer Risk Factors in Ontario: Healthy Weights, Healthy Eating and Active Living report supports this priority.