CDC: More Americans obese than Canadians

March 2, 2011 10:32:35 AM PST
American adults have a significantly higher rate of obesity than our neighbors to the north.

About 24 percent of Canadians are obese, compared to more than 34 percent of Americans.

The U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention made the comparisons from data gathered from 2007 through 2009.

The study was the first time the U.S. health agency compared American obesity rates with another country.