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The Science of Obesity

The Chicago Council on Science and Technology and the Center for Human Potential and Public Policy present "The Science and Policy of Obesity." This program is composed of two parts addressing the causes and effects of obesity.

In the first part, Chicago-based scientists present the current science of obesity, describing the various ways obesity harms the body, how our food choices can impact our health, and different local and national health-determinant patterns.

The panel includes: Britt Burton-Freeman, Ph.D., director of nutrition and assistant professor at the Institute for Food Safety and Health, Illinois Institute of Technology; Kristen Knutson, Ph.D., assistant professor in pulmonary and critical care at the Department of Medicine, University of Chicago; and Arlene L. Hankinson, MD, instructor of preventative medicine at Northwestern University's Feinberg School of Medicine. The moderator is Mary Hendrix, Ph.D., president and scientific director of Children's Memorial Research Center.

Recorded Thursday, December 1, 2011 at Hughes Auditorium, Northwestern University.

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