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Public Lecture: Childhood obesity; they should do something about that

Lecture led by Professor Ashley Adamson, Newcastle University

Date/Time: Thursday 7 March 2019, 17:30 - 18:45

Venue: Curtis Auditorium, Herschel Building, Newcastle University

Free admission, all seats allocated on a first-come first-served basis.

The prevalence of overweight and obesity in the UK is high, yet often we fail to recognise unhealthy weight in children. By the time we reach adulthood, three in every five of us are at least overweight. Behind these figures are the health and social costs of an unhealthy body weight. So whose problem is it, and what can we all do to reverse the tide? 


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