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Obesity: What’s making the world fat? (And what can we do?)

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Obesity is a major risk factor in many non-communicable diseases – and it’s a global problem. The world’s girths are spreading: thirty five per-cent of the world’s adults were defined as overweight by the World Health Organisation in 2008, with over ten per cent defined as obese. While obesity is preventable, it’s a complex problem which doesn’t have one solution. In this wide-ranging symposium, experts in their fields will come together to discuss drivers of obesity in early childhood, how we can build healthier cities and what the global food industry can do.

Speakers confirmed:

Professor Jonathan Wells, UCL

Dr Amina Aitsi-Selmi, UCL

Tim Lang, City University London

Matt Atkinson, Chief Marketing Officer, Tesco

Professor Alexi Marmot, UCL

Registration: 1630

Lecture Begins: 1700



UCL Institute for Global Health


Medical Sciences 131 AV Hill Lecture Theatre
UCL, Gower Street, London, WC1E 6BT United Kingdom
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