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.


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

Pat Crawford, director of the Center for Weight and Health, nutrition specialist and adjunct professor in School of Public Health at UC Berkeley

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