More than 93 million Americans and over 600 million people worldwide currently have obesity. The numbers keep growing, and the impact is astounding. This global public health issue is not just about weight but also about the chronic diseases that are a result of our expanding waistlines such as heart disease, diabetes, dementia and some cancers. In fact, this generation of children may be the first to have shorter lifespans than their parents.
Unfortunately, managing weight is not as simple as "calories in and calories out". We will explore how factors such as the environment, cultural influences, the food industry, hormones, and stress regulation play a role in weight and learn ways to combat this epidemic.
Join Dr. Beaver at the River Valley Club as part of the October Lecture Series.