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#A-115 Overcoming Obesity

Recent reports show that obesity is closing in on tobacco as our nation’s #1 preventable killer. Over the last two decades obesity has increased substantially. Studies show that between 1999 and 2000 an estimated 31% of U.S. adults aged 20 and older – nearly 59 million people – were obese. What can be done to reverse this epidemic? Guests: Dr. Eric Finkelstein is a health economist in the Health Economics and Financing Program in the Research Triangle Institute’s Division of Health Economics Research. Dr. Barbara Corkey is Professor of Medicine and Biochemistry and Director of Research at the Obesity Research Center at Boston University School of Medicine, President of the North American Association for the Study of Obesity. Dr. Joyce Harp is Associate Professor of Nutrition and Medicine at University of North Carolina, Chapel Hill.

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Joe Graedon is a pharmacologist who has dedicated his career to making drug information understandable to consumers. His best-selling book, The People’s Pharmacy, was published in 1976 and led to a syndicated newspaper column, syndicated public radio show and web site. In 2006, Long Island University awarded him an honorary doctorate as “one of the country's leading drug experts for the consumer.”.
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