Roots of Obesity: The Many Factors that Affect Our Weight and Global Efforts to Influence them for Good

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March 01, 2021

The data on worldwide obesity are stunning: obesity has tripled in the last 50 years and overweight and obesity kill more people than underweight. How can we come together as a global community to halt this devastating disease? According to Dr. Olivia Barata Cavalcanti, we can start by encouraging “people to have less judgment and more empathy for [those] living with obesity and for governments to take action.” In our latest podcast, Dr. Barata Cavalcanti describes the nuances among countries across the globe on why obesity rates are rising, along with ways they’re trying to stop it in its tracks.

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Olivia Barata Cavalcanti, DrPH | Director of Science & Programmes, World Obesity Federation

LuAnn Heinen | Vice President, Business Group on Health

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Duration 32 min

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