Obesity: A Global Pandemic


Obesity and overweight cause risks for a variety of major illnesses. According to the World Health Organization, there are more than one billion overweight adults across the globe. Of these billion people, 300 million are considered obese. The magnitude of the problem is growing by day, but what can we do to try to reverse it now?


  • Manuel Peña (Special Representative, Pan American Health Organization)


Peña also edited the book “Obesity and Poverty: A New Public Health Challenge,” the inspiration for this show.

NOTE: This is a repeated segment of “All Sides” that originally aired on Dec. 7, 2011.

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