Thu, Sep 20, 2012 -- 9:00 AM

Obesity on the Rise

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A new report predicts that by 2030, nearly half of all Californians will be obese. The predictions are even more grim for the vast majority of other states -- in Mississippi 67 percent are expected to be obese. We discuss the obesity epidemic, its causes and what can be done about it.

Host: Michael Krasny


  • Kristine Madsen, pediatrician at UCSF and assistant professor at UC Berkeley's School of Public Health
  • Larry Cohen, founder and executive director of the Prevention Institute, based in Oakland
  • Pat Crawford, director of the Center for Weight and Health, nutrition specialist and adjunct professor in School of Public Health at UC Berkeley
  • Richard Hamburg, deputy director of Trust for America's Health, an advocacy organization aimed at preventing disease and protecting the health and safety of communities

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