Tackling Obesity Through Science

The New York Academy of Sciences

You've resolved to lose weight this year, but now what? To make a better informed decision, learn about the physiological, behavioral, and social factors that affect your waistline and your health. 

You've read the statistics: More than one-third of all American adults are obese, as are 17% of all children and adolescents—triple the rate of one generation ago. Obesity contributes to some of the leading causes of preventable death, including Type 2 diabetes, hypertension, heart disease, stroke, and certain types of cancer. Losing weight could improve your health, and you've resolved to do something about it.

But let's face it: it's easier said than done. . . .

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