What Caused the Obesity Epidemic?

Program Information

Date: Friday, January 24th, 2020 at 2:00 PM ET

Duration: 2 Hours

Last Day to Register: January 16th, 2020


The obesity epidemic exploded throughout the industrialized world in the late 1970s. What happened? Any potential driver would have had to be global in nature and coincide with the upswing of the epidemic. So how do the various theories stack up? I hope you’ll join me as I go through them all and answer your questions in this 2-hour live webinar.

Here’s a list of all the topics I’m going to cover in the 2-hour webinar:

  • The Role of Diet vs. Exercise in the Obesity Epidemic
  • The Role of Genes in the Obesity Epidemic
  • The Thrifty Gene Theory: Survival of the Fattest
  • Cut the Calorie-Rich-And-Processed Foods
  • The Role of Processed Foods in the Obesity Epidemic
  • The Role of Taxpayer Subsidies in the Obesity Epidemic
  • The Role of Marketing in the Obesity Epidemic
  • The Role of Food Advertisements in the Obesity Epidemic
  • The Role of Personal Responsibility in the Obesity Epidemic
  • The Role of Corporate Influence in the Obesity Epidemic
  • The Role of the Toxic Food Environment in the Obesity Epidemic
  • The Role of Epigenetics in the Obesity Epidemic

All of the information will eventually be available for free on NutritionFacts.org, but if you don’t want to wait, you can hear it all now by joining me in this live webinar to get all your questions answered.

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