12:00am

Mon December 30, 2013
Health, Science, Environment

Today on Your Call: What’s behind the high obesity rate in the US?

On today's next your Call, we’ll have a conversation with Dr Deborah Cohen author of A Big Fat Crisis: The Hidden Forces Behind the Obesity Epidemic — and How We Can End It. Two out of every three adult Americans are either overweight or obese. How can we reshape our modern food culture? What role should the government play in changing the food environment? Join the conversation and call in with your questions on Your Call, with Rose Aguilar, and you.

Guests:

Deborah Cohen, senior natural scientist at the RAND Corp where she has been studying obesity epidemic for more than a decade

Web Resources:

Food Politics: A Big Fat Crisis

CDC: Adult Obesity Facts

Washington Post: Five myths about obesity

Gallup: U.S. Obesity Rate Climbing in 2013

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