Obesity is a condition of extreme excess body weight with a BMI > 29.9 kg/m2.
1 in 4 adults in Canada are obese.
Obesity is determined using body mass index, waist circumference, and other body composition measures. Obesity increases the risk of many chronic diseases such as diabetes, cardiovascular disease, hypertension, and some cancers.
At C-Health we work with our patients to assist them on their weight loss journey. Our team of healthcare professionals includes endocrinologists and registered dietitians who are passionate about patient care and weight management. Starting in Summer 2016 the C-endo clinic will be offering weight management classes to our patients.
Weight loss of even 5-10% can improve blood sugar control and reduce the risk of cardiovascular events.