The Obesity Epidemic: Is Focusing on Weight Hazardous to the Public’s Health?

Starts:
10:00 am on Thursday, October 24, 2013
Ends:
11:30 am on Thursday, October 24, 2013
URL:
http://sph.bu.edu/Bicknell/the-obesity-epidemic/menu-id-618098.html
Contact Name:
Kara Peterson
2013 William J. Bicknell Lectureship. Every day, we are bombarded with dire warnings about America’s "obesity epidemic." Yet studies show that a moderately active larger person is likely to be far healthier (and to live longer) than someone who is thin but sedentary. After years spent scrutinizing medical studies and interviewing leading doctors, scientists, eating- disorder specialists, and psychiatrists, Professor Paul Campos leads the backlash against “weight hysteria.”