November 29, 2012, 2-3pm: Dr. Andrew Rundle, Childhood Obesity Virtual Forum

Over the last two decades, rates of obesity have significantly increased in the United States. About a third of adults in the U.S. and a growing number of children are obese, which puts them at greater risk for conditions such as heart disease, stroke, type 2 diabetes, and certain types of cancer. Although many factors are involved, there is mounting evidence that environmental exposures and man made surroundings can influence obesity and related conditions.

NIEHS will be hosting the virtual forum, which will be held on November 29, 2012 from 2-3pm. In addition to the Center’s Dr. Andrew Rundle, other speakers include the following experts:

Linda Birnbaum, NIEHS/NTP
Greg Diette, Johns Hopkins University
Kimberly Gray, NIEHS (Moderator)
Larry Kushi, Kaiser Permanente
Karen Peterson, University of Michigan
Kristina Thayer, National Toxicology Program

Information on participation can be accessed here:

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