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17:00 - 19:00 2 June 2014

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


AV Hill Lecture Theatre | Medical Sciences and Anatomy Building (link Map)
Gower Street | London | WC1E 6BT | United Kingdom

Open to: Alumni | Public | Academic | Student
Admission: FREE
Ticketing: Pre-booking essential

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.

Part of a Season of events on Non-Communicable Diseases


Kate Hoyland
+44 (0)20 7905 2352 | c.hoyland@ucl.ac.uk


To register
The Grand Challenge of Global Health NCD Season