Feb. 12

Gluttony, Genes & Geography: Getting Our Arms Around Obesity

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Gluttony, Genes & Geography: Getting Our Arms around Obesity

The obesity epidemic isn’t just driving up our healthcare costs -- this relatively recent phenomenon is straining the global economy and threatening society’s most fundamental institutions. Diet and exercise alone aren’t the cure. Getting to the root cause requires understanding the surprising connections between genetics, biology, neuroscience, social networks and geography. Ross Hammond will look at what’s behind this global epidemic, and the complex systems approach that could hasten its retreat.

Ross Hammond is a senior fellow and director at the Center on Social Dynamics and Policy at the Brookings Institution.

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