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Virtual Forum: Childhood Obesity & the Environment

What:A panel discussion and Q&A session on childhood obesity and environmental contributors
When:

Thursday, November 29, 2012

2-3:00 p.m. (Eastern Time)

Where:The forum will be broadcast from this webpage
Who:

Our panel of experts includes:

Linda Birnbaum, NIEHS/NTP

Greg Diette, Johns Hopkins University

Larry Kushi, Kaiser Permanente

Karen Peterson, Obesity Society/University of Michigan

Andrew Rundle, Columbia University

Kris Thayer, National Toxicology Program

Why:Over the last two decades, rates of obesity have significantly increased in the United States. About a third of adults in the U.S. and a growing number of children are obese, which puts them at greater risk for conditions such as heart disease, stroke, type 2 diabetes, and certain types of cancer. Although many factors are involved, there is mounting evidence that environmental exposures and manmade surroundings can influence obesity and related conditions.

 

We are now accepting your questions. (Note: You may ask your question at any time, but keep in mind, the limited time for the forum may prevent us from responding to all questions received.)

 

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