What Can We Do About Rising Obesity?

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The rising prevalence of obesity is a major threat to current and future health of individuals, the public, and the NHS. It is sometimes seen as too difficult to tackle but there is now progress in this multi-system health problem. 

In this lecture by Professor Chris Whitty, he lays out the health effects of the rising prevalence if we do not address it. 

Obesity arises from a complex interaction of genetics and environment. Medical management of obesity is improving. We can reverse the rising trend in society, but only if we understand the reasons for obesity, what can be changed, and what cannot.

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This event was on Wed, 24 Mar 2021

Christopher Whitty Gresham Professor of Physic

Professor Chris Whitty

Professor of Physic

Christopher Whitty CB FMedSci is Gresham Professor of Physic. He is also Professor of Public and International Health at the London School of Hygiene and Tropical Medicine (LSHTM) and Chief Medical Officer (CMO) for England.

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