War against Obesity: Fat Invoice?

Saturday 26 January

11:00 - 12:30

Obesity is the fastest-growing chronic disease, killing 2.8 million adults every year. With 1.4 billion overweight adults, we live in a world where unhealthy food, labour-saving devices, motorized transport and sedentary work are prevalent. Fast food sales are also on the rise, blurring the boundaries between meals and snacks.

Dimensions to be addressed:

  • What are the key drivers of the obesity epidemic?
  • What are the societal and economic priorities that challenge our efforts at obesity reduction?
  • What policies need to be implemented?
  • What role does physical activity play?

Comments

Comment by Joyce D'Silva | 18.01.2013

Populations who consume large amounts of meat need to cut down. This will reduce unhealthy levels of saturated fat. Industrially produced meat eats up a third of the world's cereals and most of its soymeal as animal feed, while people go hungry. Plus emits GHGs and pollutes rivers & soils.Can we aim for a mainly plant-based diet with smaller amounts of meat, eggs and dairy from humane and sustainable farming?

Comment by nine | 26.01.2013

I sincerely would like to see the debate. Processing
is on the video space! How may I proceed?

Comment by jane cullinan | 15.02.2013

I would like to see this discussion

Comment by donwreford | 01.07.2013

With regard to basic education of the many with no education, the education suggested by the World Economic Forum, may be of little value to those who are seen to have little or any benefit from this program, this pessimistic outlook is formed by my understanding of the present World situation, namely, you may be educated to the level of being manipulated and confused by the skillful manipulations of those who having the ability are of bad faith and having no intention of desiring the well being of any other than themselves or and the group they are aligned to at the expense of the unwary or those with a basic education whom have little understanding of the depth of corruption that exists today, and what little education they have will become their problem of tomorrow.
To deviate from this point I am making, I note DaSilva having expressed a worthy contribution on animal feed and cereal crops, I have am a vegetarian and have been most of my life, so I have some empathy with her suggestion, a disturbing factor remains in the use of grain crops being used for propulsion of aircraft, I note with only a scant view, the fighter military jet is capable of using 4 gallons of fuel per second, what this equates to per hector is uncertain, I know no political party of note that is working towards a realistic and sane approach to the reduction of military objectives, on the contrary just the opposite.
I personally object to having to pay taxation and contributing indirectly to military expenditure with the sole purpose of the destruction of people often without the ability to resist military might of the powerful, it is this awareness that of those who are in power and the misuse of power, having fundamentally a disposition manifesting cowardice of character.

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Comment by paket wisata pulau tidung | 23.07.2013

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Comment by Obesity & Weight Loss | 29.08.2013

Indeed, being overweight or obese has significant health implications such as a higher risk of diabetes, cardiovascular and liver diseases as well as cancer. People eat more calories than they burn and it is cheaper to buy junk food than the healthier options. As we lead more sedentary lifestyles, our predilection for sweets, fats and salt become a health risk.

Comment by jasa seo | 02.01.2014

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Comment by dr satyapal | 27.01.2014

it's my pleasure to be a part of the community who is treating and educating people about prevention and cure of obesity. I have observed only two causes of obesity 1- eating more than required and 2- burning less calories than consumed. Now the solution is back gear ie. manage calories input by consuming less calories and output through increasing physical activities. Maintaining a balance between input and output of calories is the only solution. My experience says " it will be better to educate people about the causes and solution of obesity than investing on medical treatments". It is not possible to treat a disease without eradicating the causing factor. It is high time for the leaders of society to understand this and to convey the right message to the society and not making it a profitable business.

Comment by Produk Kecantikan | 27.02.2014

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Comment by Pembesar Payudara Herbal | 16.03.2014

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