Nova Scotia·Atlantic Voice

Dr. Arya Sharma dispelling weight gain myths through comedy

A Canadian doctor is trying to dispel some of the myths about weight gain and he's using comedy to get his message across.

1 in 4 Canadians are obese, according to a global report

One in four Canadians are obese but the rate of increase is slowing, according to the Organization for Economic Cooperation and Development. (Kim Johnson Flodin/Associated Press)

Eat less, move more. If it was actually that easy to lose weight everyone would do it. 

Instead we have a multi-billion dollar diet industry, an obesity crisis and a health care system with few tools to help people who need to change their lifestyle.

The CBC's Pauline Dakin spoke with Dr. Arya Sharma, one of the country's leading obesity researchers.

He's trying to dispel some of the myths about weight gain and he's using comedy to get his message across.

You can listen to the Atlantic Voice documentary here.

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